Stephen F. Austin State Regents professor Leon Young worked with farmers in Angola on improving soil fertility during the dry season.
Credit Stephen F. Austin State University
With the threat of Ebola looming over Western Africa, volunteerism is still robust in other parts of the continent. Leon Young is a soil fertility specialist and Regents professor of agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was in Angola ahead of the fall semester consulting in the Farmer to Farmer program through the nongovernmental organization CNFA.
“I was working with subsistence farmers who were trying to grow vegetables in the dry season to market to an emerging middle class in Angola,” Young said.