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Celebrating the ILRI’s Biotech Theme 2011 AWARD Fellows

Young female scientists play an important role in agriculture development, coupled up with mentorship opportunities these young scientists are bound to leave major landmarks in the agriculture development sector. Among the recently successful 70 AWARD 2011 fellows are 3 remarkable ladies from the Biotechnology theme of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) whose research work focus on various livestock related issues.

Lillian Wambua, Nimmo Gicheru and Racheal Aye are women who have dedicated their time and efforts to work on key livestock issues aiming at among others; improving the livelihoods of livestock dependent communities, alleviating poverty, contribute to the policy making processes and mentoring other young upcoming scientists. In the below stories, read about their research work, their career goals, the impacts they hope to make in the community from the fellowship and their advise to fellow scientists, among the qualities that made them stood out among more than 700 other applications.

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