Ininda, the scientist with a knack for turning every seed into gold

Dr Jane Ininda has produced and commercialised 26 different maize strains and 180 other crop varieties with fellow scientists, which are planted in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and South Africa, and she is not about to stop.

What you need to know:

  • Ininda’s main role at Agra is to offer technical expertise and oversee the authorisation of new seed strains in conjunction with other scientists.
  • Ininda works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.

Soft-spoken and humble, you can easily surmise that she is a no huckster, but just an earnest, passionate scientist, keen on making a difference.

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