The PhD defence ceremony of Florence Kiyimba next Monday in Wageninen will be like a women's happening. Her four opponents are all female scientists, three of whom are professors. A first of its kind.
Her research will be critically examined by four other women. They are the Wageningen professors Akke van der Zijpp and Anke Niehof, the Amsterdam professor Annemarie Mol and the Nijmegan assistant professor Anouka van Eerdewijk.
Kiyimba is employed by the government service sector for farming research in Uganda, a sort of DLO in this African country.