The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Elizabeth Mitcham

Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab, University of California, Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham is the Director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab, a USAID funded program managed by the University of California, Davis, focused on reducing poverty and improving nutrition by enhancing the sustainability and profitability of smallholder farmers through horticulture since 2009.  The Horticulture Innovation Lab’s program is active in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America addressing challenges related to seed quality and availability, horticulture production, climate resilience, postharvest handling and marketing.  Dr. Mitcham is a Postharvest Physiologist on the faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences and was selected as Outstanding International Horticulturist by the American Society for Horticultural Sciences in 2015.

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