Monica Kansiime
Uganda 2022
Dr. Monica Kansiime was under no illusions that she faced more challenges breaking into a leadership career in agriculture than her male counterparts. Determined to succeed, Monica has risen to the position of Deputy Director for CABI Africa. She is relishing this post as a key decision-maker – helping millions of smallholder farmers increase their livelihoods and contribute towards greater food security. She views the GRASP Fellowship as a timely opportunity to expand upon her experience in policy development and implementation. A key goal is to achieve a greater knowledge of policy analysis and integration and an understanding of the differences between each gender and socio-economic group. Monica’s selected policy focus for the GRASP Fellowship is food safety, as she feels this is a key challenge faced by food production and supply.  
“You can have food, but if it’s not safe, then you are no better than being without it.”
Area of Focus
Food safety

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