Interview with Priver Namanya Bwesigye

Priver Namanya Bwesigye, head of Uganda’s banana research programme at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), recounts how despite being a girl in a traditional society, her father encouraged her to go to school, which then allowed her to pursue a career in banana research.
Photo by Halima Athumani

She now is leading many interesting projects, such as using biotechnology to get high levels of vitamin A rich into popular banana varieties in order to improve child nutrition and food security in East Africa.

In a 6 October post, SciDev published an interview. Included in the article, is an Africa Science Focus podcast.