AWARD Director Vicki Wilde and two AWARD Fellows will participate in a briefing event for British MPs in London on March 7 in partnership with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development and Imperial College London. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the event, entitled Effective Solutions for Agricultural Development through Empowered African Women Scientists, will feature presentations from eight panelists, including AWARD Fellows Dr. Sheila Ommeh and Christine Mukantwali.

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Vicki Wilde and seven AWARD Fellows, representing five countries, will participate in the first Global Conference on Women in Agriculture to be held March 13-15 in New Delhi, India. For more information, visit

AWARD Fellows Participating in the Global Conference on Women in Agriculture

Dr. Petra Bola Abdulsalam-Saghir, Lecturer 1
Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, Nigeria
Research Area: Gender and rural development
Olufolakemi Mercy Anjorin, Program/Research officer
Food Basket Foundation International, Nigeria
Research area: Improving food and dietary diversity through determination of less laborious food-processing methods, focusing on legumes in Nigeria.
Bridget Obhagiagie Bobadoye, Lecturer
Federal College of Forestry Department of Horticulture and Landscape Technology, Nigeria
Research area: Studying the impact of honeybee colony losses, managed colony population decline, varroa destructor infestation, and colony collapse disorder in rural communities in southwest Nigeria.
Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga, Chief irrigation officer (Irrigation and water management)
Mzuzu Irrigation Services Division Department of Irrigation, Malawi
Research area: Researching households’ knowledge and perceptions of water management in irrigation systems and looking at water user’s rights and women’s land rights and how they interface with irrigation water-management issues.
Dr. Carolyn Tyhra Kumasi, Senior research officer
Triple-S Ghana Project, Ghana
Research area: Soil and water conservation to inform public policies affecting rural women and the adaption to climate change by smallholder farmers.
Dr. Florence Lubwama Kiyimba, Research officer
National Agricultural Research Laboratories – National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda
Research area: Gender-responsive agro-processing technology development and dissemination in smallholder dairy production.
Anabela da Piedade Manhiça, Senior researcher and Head of Technology Transfer Department
Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique, Mozambique
Research area: technology transfer, with a special emphasis on animal nutrition.