Tag Archive | "agriculture"

Leonard Mizzi

Improving food security through international co-operation

Leonard Mizzi (1992 Commonwealth Scholar from Malta, PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Reading) is currently the Head of Unit in DG Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission, Brussels. He is specifically in charge of the unit dealing with relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, the UN, including FAO, and the G8/G20 groups. Leonard’s […]

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Wilson Asmoah

Improving the food supply chain

Wilson Asamoah (2011 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Ghana, MSc Food Chain Systems, Cranfield University) has found that his scholarship is enabling him to introduce technical innovation in food supply management systems. Following his return to Ghana after his Master’s course, Wilson took on the role of Quality Assurance Manager at UII, a company contracted by […]

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Lucy Kanu, 2009 Commonwealth Professional Fellow

Commonwealth Professional Fellow awarded 2012 Fairness Award

Lucy Kanu (2009 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Agriculture, The Prince’s Trust) has been selected as the 2012 Grassroots Honoree of the Fairness Award. Lucy will receive a 2012 Fairness Award for her work as ‘a Nigerian social entrepreneur and innovator who has helped build innovative private-public partnerships to serve Nigeria’s underserved and under-represented communities’. She will be […]

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Commonwealth Scholar receives award for wheat research

Dr Ida Paul (Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD in Environmental Management, University of Pretoria and Durham University, 2003 – 2004) has been named as a 2011 Jeanie Borlaug Women in Triticum Award recipient, in recognition of her outreach work and her efforts in combatting wheat rust in South Africa.  The award is presented […]

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Split-site Scholar furthers understanding of agriculture and climate change

Dr Nicholas Ozor, who held a split-site scholarship at the University of Reading, 2005 – 2006, is currently Project Co-ordinator on a number of projects that look at innovation in agriculture and the relation between agriculture and climate change. Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation, for the Danish International Development Agency, 2010-2014 Building Trans […]

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Food production using cassava

Cassava – adding value to rural farming systems

Dr Kolawole Adebayo (Commonwealth Split-site Scholar, PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria and University of Reading, 2001 – 2002) works as Project Manager, Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. Cassava is a root crop and staple food across the developing world. […]

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