We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mr. Josiah Wobil. On behalf of the entire ISSD Africa Community of Practice, we extend our deep condolences to Josiah’s family, friends and colleagues.

Josiah was a remarkable leader who made significant contributions to the transformation of the seed sector in multiple countries in Africa and Asia, benefiting smallholder farmers’ food and nutrition security, and economic development.

Since early 2012, Josiah’s leadership in ISSD Africa has played a crucial role in shaping the seed enabling environment and influencing the learning agendas of seed policy makers and practitioners.

Josiah will be warmly remembered by all of us as a driven, collaborative expert and a great contributor to our community.