Research area: Socio-economic research in agricultural biotechnology and natural resource management.
For Violet Njeri Gathaara, the firstborn of eight children and herself the mother of three sons, life is about serving others, and she sees agricultural research as a means to that end.
“I always wanted to be a nurse, because I need to help people,” says Gathaara. “However, my father discouraged me. He said, ‘You have such a soft heart that you’ll be crying all the time.’”
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