IITA Southern Africa Hub celebrates women’s contribution to agriculture

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The IITA Southern Africa Hub marked International Women’s Day with vibrant celebrations across its stations, showcasing the pivotal role of women in shaping the future of agriculture.

In Malawi, the station organized a symbolic one-kilometer walk, echoing the year’s theme, “Invest in women: Accelerate progress.” The march resonated with the popular struggle signature tune “Tiyende pamodzi” (let’s walk together), famously associated with the late former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda. Director of the Department of Agriculture Research Services, Dr Grace Kaudzu, joined the walk, commending IITA’s initiative and shared interest in formally participating in the next year’s celebration.

In Mozambique, the Nampula station invited representatives from four institutions to participate in the celebration—Agronomic University Mussa Bin Bique with three women representatives (one teacher and two students), Agrotechnical Institute (ITPAM) with seven women representatives (two teachers and five students), Oruwera Partner (Seeds Production Company) with two women (the Director and the Administrator), and Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute (IIAM) with two interns.

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