On behalf of MARDI, I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to FFTC for completing 50 years of glorious years of success. You have always been one of the key players in promoting sustainable agricultural and rural development in the Asian and Pacific Region and we are proud that we have been working very closely and have established a cooperative relationship with you.
I am honored to celebrate this important event with you, and I applaud the ways in which FFTC has touched the lives of poor farmers through providing new opportunities and new solutions to their issues. Your dedicated team have successfully managed to accumulate vast amounts of information not only to meet the needs of small farms but also for enriching valuable knowledge for all including agencies such as MARDI. For this, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your dedication to serving others.
I commend you for 50 years of great success and I look forward to working together with you in the coming years. I wish you all the success for many more years to come.
Mohamad Roff Bin Mohd Noor, Ph.D.
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)