As IGA continues to grow and strengthen, we want to remember some of the people who helped us become the globally respected organization that we are. Today, we highlight Dr. Canagasaby Devendra.
Dr. Devendra earned a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree while in New Zealand, a Master of Agriculture Science in Malaysia, and his Ph.D. and DSc degrees from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. His specialization is in animal nutrition and animal production systems, central to which is integrated natural resource management and agricultural systems. He is an international tropical animal production specialist with experience spanning over thirty years in research and development initiatives.
All people involved in sheep and goat sectors and enthusiasts for small ruminants are sad today after having learned the passing of Jean (Yan) Boyazoglu at the age of 81, on May 17th in Menton (France). The readers of Small Ruminant Research (SRR) and members of the International Goat Association (IGA) are particularly affected by this loss.
Born in Alexandria to a Greek family that was originally from Istanbul, Jean dedicated both his personal and professional life to animal production all around the world. His passions for small ruminants and the Mediterranean were probably rooted in his Greek and East Mediterranean origin:
We are sad to report the passing of Dr. Jean Boyazoglu who died on May 17th. His ashes will be spread on the Mediterranean Sea on June 1st at 11:00 am in Menton, France.
We mourn the loss of a dear friend, colleague and fellow goat enthusiast.
Jean served as IGA’s President from 1992 to 1996, and as Editor-in-Chief for Small Ruminant Research from 2005 to 2012.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.