My work helps improve people’s livelihoods

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Global recognition: Ugandan researcher, Dr Catherine Lilian Nakalembe was this year’s winner of the prestigious Africa Food Prize (AFP). She took home a $100,000 prize which she shared with Dr André Bationo from Burkina Faso, a fellow winner. The prize celebrates extraordinary individuals and institutions contributing to the welfare of Africa’s agriculture sector.  She talked to Bamuturaki Musinguzi about her win, passion and the future of agriculture in Africa.

Dr Nakalembe was honoured for her dedication to improving the lives of smallholder farmers by using satellite technology to harness data to guide agricultural decision-making. Her work in this area has helped prevent potentially disastrous impacts of crop failure. Her relentless efforts have also promoted the formulation of policies and programmes that are directly protecting farmers against the impacts of food failure.

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