African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has appointed former Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as Africa’s Ambassador for Agricultural Technology.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Communication Officer of AATF, Alex Abutu, to Journalists in Kaduna State on Friday.
Accordingly, AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire, the appointment was necessary due to Jonathan’s track record in championing agricultural transformation on the African continent.
“Dr Jonathan was able to demonstrate in Nigeria that agriculture should be treated as a business and supported by relevant policies to improve the livelihoods of our growing farming population.
While accepting the appointment, Goodluck Jonathan said that his interest in serving the continent was driven by the zeal he has in driving food security and transformation for better quality of life in Africa.
AAFT was established in 2003 to address Africa’s food security potential via agricultural technology.