Author Bonphace Mangeni is a Kenyan PhD student studying Crop Protection (Plant Virology at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya. He is a 2013 Borlaug LEAP Fellow.
This was my first time to attend the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. I was very excited to receive the news to participate in the World Food Prize 2017 events as a delegate selected by Borlaug LEAP. It was an opportunity to meet with the powers driving global agriculture and food production.