Lauren Howe e1540308934935

Sweet potato leaves for improved family nutrition


A huge congratulations to Lauren Howe who won the Young Scholar Blog Contest, writing about her experiences working with our team in Ethiopia.

The competition titled the "Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest" was hosted by Agrilinks, in collaboration with the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative and the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. The blog contest provided a platform for college and university students from around the world to share their stories, research findings, or personal experiences working in food security and agricultural development. Ultimately, they chose a winner out of a competitive pool of applicants: 39 students representing 34 universities in 14 countries on five continents.

Lauren Howe is a second year International Agricultural Development Master's student at the University of California, Davis. She was in Ethiopia as a Trellis Fund student fellow from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, supporting our Sweet Potato Leaves for Improved Family Nutrition project. This project aims to train 50 smallholder farmers on how to harvest, prepare and consume sweet potato leaves as part of a healthy, diversified diet.