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Empowering African Women in Agriculture


Christopher Dowswell Scholarship Fund

As an important aide to Dr. Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, Christopher Dowswell played a critical role in helping hundreds of millions of people achieve food security. One key to the Green Revolution’s success was education. Appropriately, this scholarship fund supports the training and education of primarily female agricultural extension workers. Not only can these workers train farmers to increase their production and incomes, they also become important role models to encourage more African women to pursue leadership positions in agriculture.

Funder: Dowswell Family

Project Timeline: January 16, 2013

Countries: Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water , Human Rights, Education and Empowerment , Education and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

Havener-Dowswell Scholarship

The Havener-Dowswell Scholarship is named after Robert Havener and Christopher Dowswell, a pair of dedicated friends and colleagues of the  Nobel Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. Robert Havener served as Winrock International’s first president, and had a long and illustrious career in agriculture.