Eugene Kayitesi, TYAN member from TWAS ROSSA wins 2023 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists

She was one of seven women scientists recognized from Global South for their contributions to research that is helping meet the challenge of food security and advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, Zero Hunger, which focuses on agricultural productivity and sustainable food production.

Eugenie Kayitesi, a Rwandan is a food scientist, and a Professor in University of Pretoria, South Africa.  Her work focuses on improving nutrition, diet diversity and food security in Africa by developing unique products from underutilized food sources, as well as improving their nutritional composition and health promoting constituents. Her work has highlighted the importance of using readily available and affordable food crops to create food products with improved nutritional, functional and sensory quality.

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