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The power of women in potato science: Celebrating the contributions of these trailblazing researchers

To commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Potato News Today wishes to honour the invaluable contributions of the many talented and dedicated women in the field of potato research and related fields.

While it is impossible to name them all, most of us know one or more of these women who was – or still is – working in our country or local community. These women have brought their unique perspectives, skills, and expertise to the industry, often helping to tackle and solve complex scientific problems, deepen our understanding of the potato plant, and enhance the lives of potato farmers and consumers worldwide.

Whether working in a laboratory, in the field, or in the classroom, these women have been instrumental in shaping the direction of potato research and have helped to ensure that the potato industry remains at the forefront of scientific innovation.

Their tireless efforts have helped to make the potato industry a better place for all, and their contributions will continue to benefit the industry for generations to come.

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let us pay tribute to all of the amazing women who have and are still contributing to the advancement of science in the international potato industry. Their work is an inspiration to us all and a testament to the power of women to shape the future!

Lukie Pieterse
Potato News Today
Photo: Credit and courtesy R. Mdivani/International Potato Center (CIP)

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