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Healing plants to feed a nation

Motivated by a desire to develop solutions for farmers to combat crop losses and help ease their suffering, AWARD Fellow Miriam Otipa pursued a career as a scientist, becoming a leading plant researcher in Kenya.

“It is incredibly fulfilling for me to see such progress, as farmers can now confidently diagnose and treat their plants. Instead of throwing out sick plants, farmers are able to fight crop losses and have the chance to adopt new farming practices that help them proactively boost their harvests and incomes.”