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Women championed as agricultural science leaders

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Any agricultural science program has a broader impact when it involves women as major players," he says... Two of the female students Dr Ogbonnaya mentored at ICARDA went on to win the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award, which recognises the importance of supporting women in agricultural science - particularly in wheat research... "The attraction of ICARDA was that it was an international centre, and it offered a way to do research that would contribute to both developed and developing countries facing these kinds of problems," Dr Ogbonnaya says...