The apex organisation for sugarcane technologists across the globe, International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) has approved the appointment of the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif D. Busari, as member of its management commission.
The appointment, which is on the recommendation of the body’s Technical Programme Committee (TPC), was contained in a letter signed by the General Secretary of ISSCT, Dr. Jean Claude Autrey.
The appointment is for a period of three years and runs from 2019 to 2022.
While congratulating Dr. Busari on his appointment, Dr. Autrey noted that the management commission, which he is now a member, handles the “organisation of workshops, review of papers/posters/extended abstracts for congress, translation of abstracts etc.
She expressed hope that he will bring his wealth of experience in the sugar industry to bear on the core functions of the commission.
Dr. Busari is the first Nigerian to be appointed member of the management commission of the ISSCT.
The ISSCT is an association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products.
It has been in existence for 95 years during which it has organized 30 congresses, usually at 3-year intervals. The last congress was held in Tucumán, Argentina in September 2019 and the next is scheduled for December 2022 in Hyderabad, India.