Society honours leading female African agricultural scientists
The Society has awarded five new Fellows of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) programme free membership for five years in recognition of their work. The programme equips female agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their research and leadership skills. The organisation’s work aims to contribute to the prosperity of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women. To date, 460 African women scientists from 11 countries have benefited as AWARD Fellows.