Nelia Nkhoma Phiri
Zambia 2022
With her upbringing on a subsistence farm fueling an interest in plant breeding, Nelia Nkhoma now works as a Seed Researcher at the Ministry of Agriculture. Her work focuses on improving access to productive resources and services for smallholder farmers, especially women, and youth. The goal is to help farmers achieve a sustainable increase in productivity using environmentally friendly improved varieties, ultimately improving the food and nutrition security of rural communities.  
“The GRASP Fellowship is a game changer and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to do things right.”
Area of Focus
Enhancing gender integration in policy development and implementation relating to crop breeding

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