Anbela da Piedade Manhiça
Msc. in Veterinary Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa 2009
Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM), as head of technology transfer department. She coordinates all activities related to technology transfer of agrarian research to farmers and extension staff; she also coordinates innovation platforms for technology transfer and adoption at national level. Additionally, she coordinates gender activities at the institute and is currently acting as the coordinator of the Gender Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture.
National Veterinary Research Institute as the head of serology unit, while working as part-time lecturer at Veterinary Faculty of Eduardo Mondlane University.
Anabela lives in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. It is located in the southern part of the country, covers 214 square-miles of area, and has a population of 1,244,227. The main source of employment is industry.
Winning the AWARD fellowship and now being selected to attend this training at NMSU; graduating with an Msc as a part-time student while also working as head of technology transfer.
Anabela wants to help women in general, with the main focus on disadvantaged women and young householders in rural areas.
"The main challenge my country is facing has to do with food security and nutrition for Mozambicans. I hope to participate in solving it by transferring the best bet technologies that will be adopted to increase production and productivity, as well as processing technologies for people who may have their crop but do not know how to process it and add value to it."
She likes reading, gardening and listening to jazz. She also enjoys travelling, meeting new people and networking.
Anabela is married and has a son.
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