Prof. Ruth Oniang'o: Food and nutrition champ.

Position:KENYA
 
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What the late Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai was to championing environmental protection, Professor Ruth Oniang'o is to food and nutrition. This year she was named a joint winner of this year's Africa Food Prize, for her efforts in promoting the cultivation of traditional crops; something she has done in various capacities over the years.

From the late 1970s she worked as an academic, becoming the first nutrition professor in Kenya, and in the 1990s she founded a rural outreach programme to support greater nutrition and food security.

From 2003, as an MP...

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