Seventy Women Agricultural Scientists Bag AWARD Fellowships

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Thursday announced 70 winners of its 2011 fellowships. In a colourful ceremony held at Nairobi’s Jacaranda Hotel, Ms Vicki Wilde, both Director of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Gender and Diversity Programme and AWARD, said the outstanding researchers were picked through a highly competitive process that attracted 785 high calibre applicants from 11 African countries, bringing the total number of women in the programme to 250.