Divine Njie

Divine Njie

Deputy Director, Food Systems and Food Safety Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Divine Njie is a national of Cameroon. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of California, Davis, USA, specializing in Food and Agro-processing Engineering. He also holds B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He joined FAO in 2004 and currently is the Deputy Director, Food Systems and Food Safety at FAO. Previously at FAO, Mr. Njie led the Agro-food industry Group and served as Deputy Director of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries Division, supporting FAO member countries in the areas of post-harvest handling, agro-food processing technologies, agro-industry development and other related domains. He has also served as the Deputy Leader of FAO’s Food Systems Programme. Prior to joining FAO, Mr Njie worked in the private sector in food manufacturing in the USA, and taught agro-processing technologies at the University level in Cameroon and the USA.

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Adaptation, Agriculture, Circular economy, Cooperation & partnerships, Food and nutrition

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