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Kalenga Banda: Sweet Gift of Knowledge

"Studying at Cornell allows me to pursue research that will improve the lives of farmers—especially female farmers—in my home country."


Kalenga Banda with Professor Chris Wien
PhD student Kalenga Banda with Professor Emeritus Chris Wien, MS ’67, PhD ’71.

Through the Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa, Kalenga Banda is pursuing doctoral research in post-harvest horticulture that can be applied directly to farmers who struggle to make a living growing sweet potatoes in Zambia.

Read the full story about Banda's work and Professor Emeritus Chris Wien, the Cornellian who created the Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa in PeriodiCALS, the magazine of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.