On the 22nd May 2017, a colorful farewell event was organized for the former Director General of IQQO, Mr. Aliyi Hussien. On the occasion, Dr. Feto Esimo, Director General; Dr. Asefa Ta'a, Deputy Director General; Research Directors; all IQQO staff members; Center Directors; representatives from research centers and officials from other organizations have participated. Dr. Asefa welcomed Mr.Aliyi and brief mentioned the past journey and achievements of IQQO during Mr. Aliyi's leadership. Other participants also mentioned some of the key progresses of the Institute under the leadership of Mr. Aliyi and thanked him for his unreserved contribution. Finally Dr. Feto made a speech in which he emphasized that IQQO, in the light of its past achievements, has got to work more rigorously than ever to satisfy the growing demands of our society for more improved agricultural knowledge and technologies. He also mentioned that the coordination among key stakeholders, particularly Oromia Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is strategic for IQQO to meet its goals. Finally, gifts were presented to Mr. Aliyi by Dr Feto and Dr Assefa. In the occasion, Mr Aliyi was run acutely low on dearth of words to extend appropriately his deepest gratitude for the support he obtained from all staff members during stay at IQQO.