A field of cultivated legume plants plants mixed in with cereal crops. The soil is a light brown and trees can be seen in the distance.

Agroecology in practice: One of Moses Kansanga's agroecology projects in Malawi studies the local practice of intercropping cereal crops and legumes to better understand ecological synergies and how they can be leveraged to increase productivity while supporting healthy local ecosystems and communities. (Moses Kansanga)

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Understanding agroecology as a framework to include ecological and social justice frameworks in agriculture, with professor of Geography and International Affairs, Moses Kansanga, Ph.D.
Mwangala stands at a podium on a stage. She is smiling with a joyful look.

(Images courtesy of Mwangala Maunga)

Mandela Washington Fellow
Mwangala Maunga's solar powered water purifier aims to bring clean water to people across Zambia and to inspire other girls to pursue careers in science.
A woman in a white shirt is surrounded by wildlife rangers wearing green jumpsuits. The group holds a large white picture frame with text that reads, "I conquered the Wildlife Ranger Challenge. #ForWildlifeRangers," and five logos of supporting organizations fill the bottom of the frame.

Wildlife lawyer and farmer Taku Mutezo, in white, poses for a photograph at the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a project to both raise funds and awareness of the struggles facing wildlife rangers across Africa. (Photo courtesy Taku Mutezo)

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