November 18, 2010 – Prof. Ruth Oniang’o has been appointed Chairperson of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education. Oniang’o is a former member of the IFDC board of directors (2001-2008) and current member of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC) advisory board.

Oniang’o is the founder and editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). She is also the founder and leader of the Rural Outreach Programme, a Kenya-based non-governmental organization