The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has introduced $5million fellowship fund to empower women in Nigeria, Zambia and Malawi.
The Director of Award, Dr Susan Kaari disclosed this in an interview.
The Fellowship fund is part of over $10 billion investment announced by the United States at the United Nation Food Systems Summit
Kaari said that the funding would creating immediate opportunity for capable African women in agriculture, skills acquisition to lead policy changes, promote a more inclusive, gender-equitable agro-food system transformation
She said that those eligible to access the fund include women working in agriculture and those who are into food systems with an interest in policy making.
Others are those who can demonstrate rich knowledge in leadership role in policy development and implementation for agricultural development, food systems, and gender equality.
USAID, an independent agency of the United States federal government is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance to developing countries.