Prof. Aimé Lala Razafinjara
Director-General of the National Center for Applied Research in Rural Development (FOFIFA)
Professor Aimé Lala Razafinjara is the Director-General of the National Center for Applied Research in Rural Development (FOFIFA), the apex National Agricultural Research Institute for rural development in Madagascar. He is a soil scientist by training. He did his university studies at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar and his postgraduate studies at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, where he obtained his Master of Science degree and Doctorate in Soil Science respectively. In the past, he was the Head of the Soil Laboratory of FOFIFA, where he held several responsibilities in the management of scientific research. From 2001 onwards, he held the positions of Director of Research, Director General of Research and Secretary General in the Ministry in charge of Scientific Research in Madagascar. He also previously served as the Chairman ASARECA Board of Directors.