Norfolk and Norwich Association celebrated International Women’s Day by inviting Dr Anne Edwards from the John Innes Centre to talk to us about her work in Africa.
Her lecture was entitled ‘Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet’. Dr Edwards told us about the course, presented in Kenya at the Pwali University to 22 delegates from ten African nations. It enabled the undergraduates to develop research skills to examine plant diseases, pests and soil problems particular to their countries.
This was the second such course supported by the John Innes institute; the first being in Tanzania.
The afternoon ended with a beautiful presentation of the birds and animals found in Tsarvo National Park.