Written by Warren Foote
It is a pleasure to add my personal congratulations, feelings and best wishes to Dr. Pierre Morand-Fehr in recognition of his retirement to the many others.
I first personally became acquainted with Pierre when we gathered as a small group and worked together to form the International Goat Association during the Third International Conference on Goat at Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1982. He accepted the call to leadership, serving first on the board of directors and some years later as President and has continued to serve to the present and will surely continue in the future. His reputation as a scientist and his personal association and friendship, especially with others working with goats throughout the world, along with his leadership has contributed much to the initial and continued success of IGA.
Written by Rosalee Sinn
On the occasion of his formal retirement from INRA, The French National Institute for Agricultural Research, the International Goat Association sends a message of appreciation to Pierre Morand-Fehr, celebrating excellence in leadership.
As a member of the INRA staff Morand-Fehr has explored many of today’s complex agricultural issues. He has extended his leadership as an active member of the International Goat Association. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and was President of IGA from 2000-2004. Morand-Fehr provided leadership for two of IGA’s outstanding conferences held in Tours in 1971 and 2000.
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.