Florence Chenoweth

Florence Chenoweth

Liberia
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Haiti
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In 1977, Minister Chenoweth became Liberia’s – and Africa’s – first female minister of agriculture. The coup d’état in 1980 forced her to flee Liberia for the United States, and she went on to serve as a technical adviser to the World Bank in Lusaka, Zambia and as a consultant to the Bank in Washington, D.C.

After a long career with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO) in various locations, she was appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to serve Liberia once again, as Minister of Agriculture.