Kenyan genetist Davis Gimode originally wanted to become an engineer. A professor inspired him to consider a different field and that led him to UGA’s Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, where he is working with world renowned scientists while completing a doctorate.
Lydia Mkandawire is a farmer and a teacher and a scientist. Those occupations come together in her work as an agricultural extension agent, but a few years ago she realized she didn’t always know what advice was best for the farmers in her region of central Malawi. So, she decided to return to school for a master’s degree, and find the answers she needed.
Tiwonge Longwe already was interested in nutrition when her studies led her to the conclusion that improving food processing might give her the chance to impact the most people. “My interest in groundnuts grew as I saw that groundnuts are one of the most grown crops in my country, but also the one that carries the most risk as regards to food safety," she said.
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