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October 15th, 2019

A group of 25 women from eastern and western Africa have joined the list of young researchers racing to bridge the shortage of women agriculture scientists in Africa.

The women will build the next generation of scientists working with smallholder farmers to battle climate change in Africa’s troubled agriculture sector, according to the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

“We are giving women more slots in this fellowship programme to equip them with social inclusive skills which will help them work with smallholder farmers in Africa,” said Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, the director of AWARD in Nairobi. Read more …