January 2015

A leading African academic reflects on the challenge for young scientists and the value of IFS support

Professor Achille Assogbadjo is a leading figure within the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. Today he is an eminent scientist and a world authority on Baobab. In an interview conducted by Brian Porter of IFS in December 2014 he remembers how difficult it was to break into a career in scientific research in sub Saharan Africa.

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