RUFORUM

From a Graduate Student to a Community Agent: From Science to Communication

The Story of Catherine Mloza-Banda

Above: Belgium, Brussels. European Development Days (EDD) Future leaders Catherine Mloza-Banda © European Union

Studying for a Master of Science degree under the RUFORUM Scholarship has greatly shaped my career and opened a world that I could not comprehend. Being able to generate scientific information is one thing; communicating it in a way that is understandable and relatable to a wide range of audiences is another.


My Master’s degree has helped me to be able to do both and more. I learned to engage policy makers and influential decision makers on the critical issues that are taking place at grassroots level that have an implication on policy. It highlighted the important role that farmer networks play in dissemination and adoption of new technologies and the role of informal communication channels.


I was awarded…

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