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OWSD South Africa National Chapter: Prof Jennifer Thomson confirmed as OWSD President

June 14, 2021

Professor Thomson will renew her position for 2021-2025.

Professor Jennifer Thomson has been confirmed for a second term as OWSD President.

On hearing the news, Professor Thomson said, with her characteristic enthusiasm, "Wow! That's fantastic - I am absolutely thrilled. I look forward to working with the new executive board and, of course, with our fabulous staff in Trieste and to engaging with as many members as I can."

Since becoming President in 2016, Professor Thomson has been an indefatigable leader for OWSD, travelling around the globe to talk about women, science and development on behalf of the organization but also taking additional opportunities whenever she can (as a respected international keynote speaker) to raise awareness about the incredible scientific work that OWSD members are doing around the worldand the essential contribution that women from developing countries make to scientific endeavours.

She has written four highly researched but accessible books on genetically modified crops, and their benefit in particular to the African continent and to food security: Genes for Africa (2004); Seeds for the Future (2007);  Food for Africa (2013); and her latest, hot off the press,  GM Crops and the Global Divide (2021), which has been very favourably reviewed.



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