Investing in Women Scientists for a Food-Secure Africa

Women are central to achieving food security on the African continent. Yet, while women make up a large percentage of the agricultural labor force, they are underrepresented as researchers. Women comprise only about a quarter of agricultural research scientists in Africa, and only one in seven decision makers at African agricultural research institutions are female.

AWARD is seeking to change this landscape by building the capacities of a growing pool of woman agricultural scientists in Africa. Through skills-building, leadership training, and mentoring, AWARD trains these women scientists as leaders in the agricultural science sector.