Brenda Dawson

United States Communications director Horticulture Innovation Lab (UC Davis)

I am the communications director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, which is led by a team at the University of California, Davis, with funding from USAID.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is a global research network that advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. Previously called Hort CRSP, the program has grown into a leader in the burgeoning field of horticulture for development, wherein high-value crops improve household incomes and community nutrition. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @hortinnovlab.


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