Newsletter: 2017 opportunities, next steps

Here is a copy of our first newsletter for 2017. If you’re interested, you can subscribe to receive future newsletters by email, or browse through our newsletter archives

Welcome to 2017! We hope that you are beginning your work this new year with bright eyes and renewed verve. Thank you for sharing our commitment to helping smallholder farmers better grow fruits and vegetables, as part of our Horticulture Innovation Lab network.

As we look to what’s next for horticulture internationally, we want to build on our innovations and achievements so far. This newsletter highlights some of our accomplishments from last year, while offering important opportunities for you and your colleagues Continue reading Newsletter: 2017 opportunities, next steps

Crump moves on, seeking new associate director

Amanda Crump, associate director for the Horticulture Innovation Lab, has announced she will be taking a new job as director of the Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center. Her last day working for the Horticulture Innovation Lab will be April 29.

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Amanda Crump

Crump joined the program in 2009 as an executive program coordinator, at the inception of the program then called Hort CRSP. In 2012, she was promoted to the position of associate director and later helped the program transition to become the Horticulture Innovation Lab with a new $18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to continue its work.

In particular, Crump provided leadership to the program in relation to strategic planning, gender equity, project monitoring and evaluation, and graduate student mentorship.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with this very collaborative and dynamic team of people that extends beyond UC Davis and includes Continue reading Crump moves on, seeking new associate director