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The AGRF Podcast

Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Florence Wambugu, Kenyan plant pathologist and virologist, is known for her advocacy of using biotechnology to increase food production in Africa. On this episode we talk about how life and work changed since she won the Africa Food Prize, her work with Africa Harvest, scaling and diversifying across Africa, partnering with development and doners, tissue culture, developing innovative seed systems to move from low productivity to high and changing the fortunes of farmers on the ground, the advice she would give to African governments to support growth and resolve hunger in Africa, empowering farmers, young old, male, female and how we should be investing in looking for the next food prize champions not just waiting for them to come to us.