Peter Thorne taking over N2Africa Advisory Committee tasks from Alan Duncan

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Alan Duncan is stepping down from his role in N2Africa. Alan will move from Ethiopia to Scotland to pursue a range of research and science management activities at University of Strathclyde and Scotland’s Rural College while maintaining a link with ILRI. We are grateful to Alan for his wise counsel in his role in the N2Africa Leadership Team over the past years and in particular his very practical advice on interactions with livestock and on innovation platforms. We’ll miss his dry sense of humour! We welcome Peter Thorne who will take over his responsibilities for N2Africa at ILRI.

We wish Alan and his family all success with their move back to Scotland.

Peter’s background is in animal nutrition. He has worked on a range of issues relating to the interactions amongst livestock and other farming system components. Peter currently leads ILRI’s USAID-funded AfricaRISING project on the sustainable intensification of mixed smallholder systems in the Ethiopian Highlands.

Ken Giller