Prof Annemieke Farenhorst
Professor of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada.
Annemieke Farenhorst is Professor of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba. Her research includes field and laboratory experimental work on the fate of pesticides, steroid estrogens and antibiotics in soil and water, as well as community-based collaborations for strengthening human and ecosystem health. She was recently awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her leadership in research on pesticide fate in soil and water, her contributions to community-based research in rural communities of Central America and her role in mentoring women in science as the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in the Prairie region of Canada.
Professor Farenhorst spoke on gender equity issues in relation to food security and promoting gender equity in agriculture at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013. Her presentation showed examples from various countries and regions around the world, many based on her own field work experiences.