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UFS professor receives prestigious Science Award
2012-01-31

 

President Jacob Zuma is congratulating the Kovsies Prof. Maryke Labuschage after she received an award from the African Union for her selfless contrubution to sciene in Africa. Prof. Labuschagne attended the award ceremony in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia last week.
Photo: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

The African Union awarded an international award to Maryke Labuschagne, a professor in Plant Breeding at our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, for her contribution to science in Africa.

Prof. Labuschagne received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific award in the category Life Sciences – Continental level. This is the highest level of this prestigious award programme.

Prof. Labuschagne has been part of the UFS for the past 23 years. Over the last 20 years she has been involved in training and educating scientists in plant breeding all over Africa. Her work also entails the development of better cultivars to ensure food sustainability on the continent.

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