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Erin McGuire

United States Director USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture

Erin McGuire is the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Feed the Future initiative program based at the University of California, Davis, within the Department of Plant Sciences. In this role, she leads all global research and partnership initiatives, advocating for innovations and policies to advance the program's mission and vision to improve the lives of smallholder farmers while empowering communities through horticulture, including better access to nutrition and healthy diets. McGuire is a champion for sustainability and social justice, promoting collaboration and partnerships across all sectors; and with her specialization in the diversification of agricultural innovation pipelines and equity in scaling, she worked closely with experts from the CGIAR and Wageningen University and Research to build GenderUp, a conversational method for responsible scaling.

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