At least two more students from the People Livestock and Environment theme (PLE) will benefit from a collaboration agreement recently signed between ILRI and the Wageningen Institute of Animal Science (WIAS). The MoU seeks to strengthen collaboration, which includes exploring opportunities for PhD students, scientist exchanges, and joint projects.
Speaking after her return from a successful trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Theme director, Dr Shirley Tarawali said a number of opportunities for joint students have been identified as well as opportunities for scientists to spend 3-6 months at WIAS working on topics of mutual interest.
The study areas will revolve around all aspects of the environment including climate change and adaptation strategies. Currently, PLE has one PhD and four MSc students in the WIAS project.
Other possible study areas include value chains and environmental issues in collaboration with Aarhus University, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Denmark. The scholarships from both Universities will be geared towards developing the capacity of scientists working in Africa.