Dr. Charity Kawira Mutegi, a JKUAT Alumni honoured with the World Food Prize Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Charity Kawira Mutegi, 38, who currently serves as the Kenya Country Coordinator for the Aflasafe Project for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on assignment from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), was named one of the four winners of the 2013 World Food Prize Norman Borlaug Award. At the request of the World Food Prize Foundation, Mamadou Biteye, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Managing Director for Africa, made the announcement during the renowned African Green Revolution Forum in Maputo, Mozambique.
The scientist has made major breakthroughs in combating the deadly aflatoxin mold contamination that occurs in stored grain, which has been a serious problem in Africa and around the world for decades.
Dr. Kawira graduated at JKUAT with a degree in Food Science and Technology in 1996.
The Alumni fraternity feels proud of the achievements of one of our own and wishes her all the best in her future endeavors.
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