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To conduct market-oriented applied research, provide technical services and products to the food industry as well as assist in poverty alleviation through creation of opportunities for income generation, thus contributing to food security and foreign exchange earnings.
Dr. Nanam Tay Dziedzoave is a qualified, self motivated, and achievement-oriented Food Technologist with over twenty (20) years experience in research and development, as well as in project planning and management. Dr. Dziedzoave is also licensed to practice as a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) by the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants (CIAMC), Ghana. He is currently the Country Manager for the Bill-and-Melinda-Gates-funded Project - Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA). He has successfully managed, amongst others, Four (4) DFID-funded projects on expanding markets for cassava-which emerged as one of the most successful DFID-funded group of projects - two (2) IFAD-funded projects and one (1) IDRC-funded project. The coordination and implementation of these projects have often involved basic research, product development activities, quality management, working with rural communities, domestic and industrial end-users as well as coordination and monitoring of activities between several government and non-governmental institutions and private sector stakeholders to ensure effective delivery on project objectives. He has to his credit one (1) published book on quality management in a food processing plant, twelve (12) refereed journal papers [three of which are currently under review], and has undertaken one international and two local consultancy works. His sense of achievement, the determination to achieve and the passion for excellence constitute his principal motivation for work and for facing the challenges of work. In acquiring management qualifications to support his scientific credentials, he is positioning himself for a challenging management assignment that provides the opportunity to utilise his rich technical experience in a management environment to realize business-oriented organizational goals.
The Food Research Institute was established in October 1963, incorporated by L I No. 438 of 19th March 1965 and became an institute of CSIR in October 1968 by NLC Decree 293. CSIR-FRI is mandated to conduct market-oriented applied research, provide technical services and products to the food industry as well as assist in poverty alleviation through creation of opportunities for income generation, thus contributing to food security and foreign exchange earnings.
Officials from the South African Accredition Systems (SANAS) will be at the Institute for Re-assessment of the FRI Accreditation System from 17th – 19th July, 2012.