Mphangera Kamanga is the first of her family to attend university, and she is committed to setting a good example for her eight siblings, including her twin brother. She was drawn to agricultural research as a young girl, since her parents’ involvement in farming enabled her to see first-hand the positive impact agriculture has at the household level. As a first year student, Kamanga won a scholarship at Bunda College of Agriculture, thanks to a grant from the Soko Fund, a Scottish educational charity supporting women and development in Malawi. And she has not stopped there, having won additional awards and scholarships throughout her undergraduate studies—and she’s well on her way to reaching her goal of being a positive role model.
Use of crop and climate modeling applications and research in agronomy to facilitate scaling down of higher-level agricultural policy to women farmers to improve their livelihoods.
University of Pretoria
- Master’s Degree Student
- Ronnie Mvula
- University of Malawi