5612
Jan 2, 2013
Personality Profile: How a Ghanaian Scientist is working to decrease Ghana’s dependence on tomato paste (Part II)

The first part of this was published last week and both episodes have been culled from a recent interview I had with Dr. Mavis Owureku-Asare, a recipient of the OWSD Early Career Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that awards up to $50,000 to women who have completed their doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) on Breakfast Daily on Citi TV. 

I learned about her very ambitious research that she hopes will help solve our dependence on imported tomato paste by proposing the use of a cost-effective method to produce tomato paste locally. 

Her research focuses on finding a simple and convenient solution to the processing problems by leveraging technology to reduce post-harvest losses of tomato.

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Hosted by World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri. P.O Box 30677-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: awardqueries@cgiar.org | Tel: +254 (0) 20 722 4242

FOLLOW US

© 2020 AFRICAN WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (AWARD)