Wendy Geza

Wendy Geza is 24 years old. She holds a Master’s degree in agricultural extension and rural resource management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Food security at UKZN, looking at ways of promoting better youth engagement and participation in agriculture in the SADC region. Her research interests lie within finding better solutions of building capacity for people in rural areas, particularly youth, to adapt better to climate change and build sustainable livelihoods through agriculture. She obtained her work experience through volunteering and working at various organizations, such as the Farmer Support Group, and has also worked for the Agribusiness Development Agency as a planning, monitoring and evaluation intern. She is currently a research assistant and project facilitator at UKZN, under the Sustainable Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) project and uMngeni Resilience Project.