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I Didn’t Think There Were Many African Women Scientists. Then …

February 12th, 2018 / NPR

Recently, an online survey asked me to name African women scientists I admired. I found myself struggling — even though I’m a Kenyan entomologist, researching sustainable ways to feed our expanding population amid a changing climate. I thought to myself, why are there so few of us?
I was wrong: We …

More women researchers needed ‘to deliver food security’

October 19th, 2015 / BBC

At the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue conference in the US, Chelsea Clinton told delegates that women were a “crucial, vital and necessary” part of delivering global food security. Another speaker, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg – director of the Kenya-based African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (Award) – said, “We need to increase …