Affiliation: West African Rice Company
Keywords: Women, West Africa, Extension activities, Regional development
Countries: Sierra Leone
Bio: I am the daughter of Canadian dairy farmers who has transplanted herself in West Africa. I've spent the last 3 years working on agricultural extension projects in Ghana and recently made the move to Sierra Leone. My interests span agriculture's role in community and regional development, supporting women and youth to be involved in gainful agriculture, and improving ways that behaviour change communication/extension are used to encourage the adoption of improved agricultural practices.  My relationship with agriculture continuously evolves. I use YPARD as a space to engage with agricultural issues that affect my work and my life.