2015 AWARD Fellows Why AWARD? What is AWARD?
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“AWARD’s Director, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, and AATF’s Executive Director, Dr. Denis Kyetere, signed an MOU confirming their partnership on strengthening gender-responsive ‪agricultural research and capacity building in ‪Africa”

‘Voices from the Farm’ Panelists (from left) Gebisa Ejeta; 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, Eric B. Pohlman; Rwanda Country Director, One Acre Fund & 2015 Borlaug Field Award Winner, H.E., Mrs. Joyce Banda; Former President of the Republic of Malawi and founder of Joyce Banda Foundation, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg; Director, Afircan Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Jimmy Smith; Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the World Food Prize, Des Moines, Iowa.

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“Agriculture is now assuming its rightful place of securing food for Africa’s teeming population because now, Africa is gaining ground to feed herself….” Petra Bola Saghir, AWARD Fellow.

“Indeed women’s voices are a useful resource in developing technologies as they result in less biased technologies for agricultural use.” Maggie Phiri, AWARD Fellow

“Through the gendered approach to agriculture projects gained from my time at AWARD, I am able to see my projects in a whole new light. This keeps me motivated in trying to find solutions that benefit men, women and youth…” Grace Muinga, AWARD Fellow.

“Getting into agricultural research was my destiny. And it is a destiny that I don’t regret.” Pamela Paparu AWARD Fellow

“Women struggling to put food on the table for the whole family is a great source of inspiration to me,” Filomina Dos Anjos AWARD Fellow

“As a result of my work I have seen the  income levels of women increase and this has made it easier for them to pay their children’s school fees.”   Mphatso Chapotera AWARD Fellow.