Dr Ida Paul (Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from South Africa, PhD in Environmental Management, University of Pretoria and Durham University, 2003 – 2004) has been named as a 2011 Jeanie Borlaug Women in Triticum Award recipient, in recognition of her outreach work and her efforts in combatting wheat rust in South Africa.  The award is presented to early career female researchers.  As a result of the prize, Ida, a plant pathologist at the Agricultural Research Council, has been invited to encourage female students in a career in agriculture at the University of Stellenbosch.