Ruth Ardzard is the Knowledge Transfer Manager for Nigeria. Ruth is motivated by women and youth inclusion in farming and improving resilience of agricultural production in the face of climate change. She is skilled in strategic planning, employing local production techniques, improving market positions for smallholder farmers, and providing farmers with practical field training and demonstrations. Her experience as a project facilitator with Oxfam and as a coordinator for women’s projects with Nigerian Women and Rural Development (NiWARD) has helped her succeed as the Knowledge Transfer Manager for Nigeria.
Ruth’s educational background cuts across almost all realms of agriculture, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic; a master’s degree in agronomy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and a postgraduate diploma in agricultural economics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. She is currently pursuing a PhD in agronomy, specializing in onion production in the savannah region.