Jagger Harvey

United States Director PHLIL; Research Associate Professor Plant Pathology Dept. Kansas State University - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss (PHLIL)

Jagger Harvey serves as Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, at Kansas State University, since he joined the program in 2016. His work on addressing fungal toxin (mycotoxin) contamination of crops spans almost 20 years, from doctoral basic research at University of California Davis, to developing and leading a flagship international research for development program in East Africa to his current role with PHLIL. His work from 2009-2016 as an early member of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, included establishment of a mycotoxin capacity building and research platform which has hosted over one hundred African researchers and their international partners. At the Innovation Lab, he is working with the team to ensure that their work is effectively translated into information, interventions and capacity to address post-harvest loss issues in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nepal and beyond. He also serves as Principal Investigator of the PHLIL Nepal project, a USAID Buy-In. He is passionate about raising the profile of international agricultural research for development, including benefits at home and abroad.

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