Oluwatosin Gbemisola Oladipo
Nigeria 2013
Oluwatosin Oladipo, the third in a family of five children, appreciates her parents’ commitment to higher education, which encouraged her and all her siblings to obtain university degrees. Today, she is determined to help restore environmentally degraded lands so they can be used to grow food.
About one quarter of the world’s 800 million malnourished people live in sub-Saharan Africa—of which Nigeria is a part—according to a Food and Agricultural Organization report,” she says. “Increasing food security must be a priority.
Field of Research
Bioremediation strategies for heavy metal contaminated mine sites in southwestern Nigeria to increase crop productivity.

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