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MDP alum Hansen Horticulture Research Program, UC Davis

brittahansen.jpgI was recently hired to work with UC Davis and the Horticulture CRSP (Collaborative Research Support Program) as a specialist to support their regional centers of innovation. The Hort CRSP as it is known was established by USAID and provides funding to; support global horticultural development, improve food security, improve nutrition and human health, provide opportunities for diversification of income, and "advance economic and social conditions of the rural poor, particularly women."

In my new position I will be responsible for the establishment and coordination of the Horticulture CRSP Regional Centers of Innovation (RCI), and will work to establish strong relationships at and within these centers, starting with Thailand, Kenya and Honduras. I will develop the Centers' training and technology programs through collaborative efforts with the Centers' host institutions (Kasetsart University, Zamorano University and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute), USAID Missions and Horticulture CRSP Project PIs.

I am very excited about this new opportunity and starting my career in California! The Humphrey school, especially the MDP program has prepared me well for all that is to come.

For more information http://hortcrsp.ucdavis.edu/

my first assignment: http://feedthefuture.gov/article/new-regional-center-innovation-will-advance-horticulture-southeast-asia

Britta Lilley Hansen

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