GRS students meet with WFP Laureate Groot
On Monday, October 14, GRS students Emily Howell, Jesse Matt, and Dalena Rogers, and post doctoral research associate Sharon Tusiime were honored to meet with 2019 World Food Prize Laureate Simon Groot. Students shared their experiences in GRS service learning programs in Uganda and in the U.S. Virgin Islands and listened to Laureate Groot share his expertise and work around the world in improving seeds.
2019 World Food Prize Laureate Simon Groot is the founder and leader of East-West Seed, which he founded in 1982 after having observed the many challenges facing poverty-stricken smallholder farmers in Southeast Asia. It was the first market-oriented vegetable seeds breeding company with smallholders as the main client base and was based on the idea that a high-quality, well-adapted vegetable seed could change the lives of the poor.