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Humphrey Fellowship – Current Fellows (2019-2020)

Fellows in a group

2019-20 Humphrey Fellows

Md. Tanvir Ahmed

Md. Tanvir Ahmed from Bangladesh

Deputy Director, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)
Program focus: Improve knowledge and expertise on international rural development and work on market linkages of agricultural commodities such as rice in developing countries.
Martin Pio

Martin Pio John Faki from South Sudan

Assistant Lecturer, at Department of Rural Development, University of Bahr El Ghazal and Manager at Voluntary International Dona Education System (VIDES) , Business Trainer and Co-founder of Inclusive Education & Development Initiative (
Program focus: His program focus is to study agriculture and rural development to gain practical experience and generate projects to promote governmental, university and NGOs initiatives that seeks to foster sustainable development.

Hyun Su Kang from South Korea

Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Rural Affairs
Program focus:  Strategies to attract the young generation to the aging agricultural sector in Korea by adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and exploring profitable export markets.
Artak Khachatryan

Artak Khachatryan from Armenia

Director of Agricultural Technology Input and Service Department, CARD Agroservice CJSC
Program focus: Learn about efficient farm management by applying new technologies in open field operations, fruit orchards and crop production, as well as farmers associations.
Abigail Quarshie

Abigail Quarshie from Ghana

Fisheries Officer/ Aquaculture Manager, Fisheries Commission
Program focus: Gain additional knowledge in improved farming technologies to train farmers upon return to home country.
Ronaldo Pereira Santos

Ronaldo Pereira Santos from Brazil

Officer, Brazil’s National Institute for Land and Agrarian Affairs - INCRA
Program focus:  Expanding knowledge of public land and natural resource management, climate change effect on farmers, land use, income generation and rural policies in Amazon.

Rifat Ünal Sayman from Turkey

Board Member, REC Turkey
Program focus:  Expand practical and theoretical sustainability knowledge. Improve skills in addressing challenges such as climate change and circular economy issues.