Spore loses two stalwarts
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CTA. 1996. Spore loses two stalwarts . Spore 66. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Two long-serving and deeply-committed members of the team which oversees the production of Spore have recently left CTA.They are Dominique Hounkonnou, an agricultural engineer with a background in French-speaking West Africa, and JoyMukanyange, an...
Two long-serving and deeply-committed members of the team which oversees the production of Spore have recently left CTA. They are Dominique Hounkonnou, an agricultural engineer with a background in French-speaking West Africa, and Joy Mukanyange, an Englishlanguage editor with an East African background. Dominique was present at the birth of Spore some eleven years ago, and Joy has served on Spore's editorial committee for the past nine years. Joy's keen eye for spotting errors and inconsistencies helped to keep the Spore production team on their toes; she was also responsible for keeping everything on schedule. In recent years Dominique chaired the Spore Editorial Committee, keeping the bulletin on track to the evident satisfaction of readers. Those who receive the English and French versions of Spore may be unaware that, since 1993, CTA has produced Esporo, a sister publication in the Portuguese language. Dominique has recently been responsible for that publication also. Recalling the early days of Spore in the mideighties, Dominique reflected on the discord and debate that took place as CTA sought to develop an image for its flagship publication. 'It reminded me of Alice's question to the cat in Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', said Dominique. 'Which direction should I go?' asked Alice. 'It depends a great deal on where you want to get to,' replied the cat. Dominique has derived great personal satisfaction from seeing the cohesion and harmony which has developed within the Spore production team, despite its heterogeneity and the diversity of needs that have to be met from CTA's only regular bulletin. 'I regret that I shall no longer be a part of one of CTA's success stories,' was Dominique's final , thought on his departure. Joy and Dominique have left the Netherlands to return to their respective regions of 2 Africa; those of us responsible for continuing ' their work will miss them, but we wish them every success in the challenges that lie ahead. Bonne chance, good luck and boa sorte!