Robert Kolbila Places Third in Virtual Graduate Research Symposium

Robert Kolbila, Graduate Student

Congratulations to Robert Kolbila for receiving a Third Place Award for his oral presentation at the 2021 Graduate Research Symposium, which was held virtually.


Kolbila, R., Read-Wahidi, M.R., Ragsdale, K., Asigbee, M., Atiim, P., Tamimie, C., Goldsmith, P. (2021). Exploring Household-level Hunger among 3,394 Smallholder Farmers in Ghana’s Northern Region Across Four ‘Hunger Seasons.’ Oral Presentation. 2021 MSU Graduate Research Symposium, February 26-27, Mississippi State University, MS. [Third Place Award, Arts & Humanities]

Robert was also the presenting author for a poster presentation at the 2021 Women and Gender in International Development Conference, which was also held virtually. Please click on the following link to read/view materials. Citation:

Ragsdale, K., Read-Wahidi, M.R., Marinda, P., Pincus, L., Torell, E. & Kolbila, R. (2021). Using the Household Hunger Scale to explore food insecurity among smallscale fishers, processors, and traders at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu: Fish4Zambia Results. Poster Presentation. 2021 Women and Gender in International Development Conference, February 23-26. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. [Virtual]