Goodbye to a SID friend and colleague: Professor Isaac Akinyele

We are saddened to report that Prof. Isaac O. Akinyele (66), long time coordinator of the SID Ibadan Chapter and former member of the Governing Council passed away on 27th February 2014. During his lifetime, Professor Akinyele received many awards for his contributions to society and academia. He received the outstanding achievement award for NGO management in Africa in 1999. He was a Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria 2003 and Fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (2005). In recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in nutritional sciences nationally and internationally. Professor Akinyele was, at the time of his untimely demise, the Regional Coordinator for Africa of the African Food Data System network (AFROFOODS) which is the African arm of the FAO/INFOODS initiative.