Research Support Specialist, Tata-Cornell Institute, Department of Global Development
Sage Grasso-Monroe is a research support specialist at the Tata-Cornell Institute in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. In this role, she assists with the institutional evaluation component of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement. Sage is also a Master of Professional Studies student in Global Development, concentrating in International Agriculture and Rural Development. Her research interests lay at the intersection of agriculture science, nutrition, and the environment. Before joining Cornell University, Sage was a nutrition-sensitive agriculture volunteer in Peace Corps Ethiopia, facilitating agriculture initiatives to improve food security in a rural community in Ethiopia.
Public plant breeding programs play a central role in tackling local food security challenges around the world, but how can we be sure that they are operating effectively and optimally at the institutional level? In this blog series, the Feed...