The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Programme has received a Sh1.6 billion grant. The money will support more agricultural women scientists.
"The Bill and Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development who have funded the programme understand the critical role of women farmers and researchers as a non-negotiable component of their strategies for agriculture in Africa," said AWARD director, Vickie Wilde.
The programme's aim is to develop research and leadership skills of agricultural scientists. According to Food and Agriculture Organisation, some 239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa go.