Press Release

CNFA Mourns Passing of Dr. Robert C. Richardson

ThRob Richardsone Board of Directors and employees of CNFA extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Robert Richardson, who passed away over this past weekend of natural causes.  He was 57 years old. Bob served as an agricultural advisor for CNFA’s program in Azerbaijan.

CNFA President and CEO Sylvain Roy commented, “We are extremely saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Bob. His contribution to agriculture and to society speaks of an extraordinary man who fully dedicated his immense energy, talents and values to the greater good. He inspired many professionals who drew encouragement from his leadership and learned about the industry through his expert training. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

“Bob had a long and highly successful career in international development and agricultural development initiatives. As a driving force behind numerous projects in various parts of the world, Bob’s efforts helped thousands of farmers across the world- an accomplishment that gave him immense pride.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Photo:  Dr. Robert Richardson (in blue) provides guidance to a beneficiary on a table grape orchard in Qusar