Women Agricultural Economists to Participate in a Two-year Mentoring Program

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has launched the commencement of a mentoring program specially tailored for women agricultural economists. Participants include 14 women agricultural economists competitively selected for the Mentoring Program for Women Agricultural Economists in the Global South. Hailing from 11 countries, including China, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, the agricultural economists will be supported through a two-year virtual mentoring program aimed at developing their careers and improving their visibility. The 14 mentees have each been paired with 14 mentors carefully chosen to match their area of expertise and career goals. The Mentoring Program is a collaboration of AWARD and the International Association of Agricultural Economics (IAAE) through its International Committee of Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE).