8th Class of Leland Fellows Head to Field Sites


Washington, DC—The 8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows completed their initial orientation and training last week. This training, a week-long series of lectures and discussions, prepares the fellows for their one-year field placement in Africa, Latin America or Asia, where they work with partner organizations to improve small-scale agriculture, nutrition, health, natural resource management and other components of food security. The training also introduced the new fellows to the larger Leland network as several training sessions were led by Leland alumni, including Samantha Alvis, Zach Andersson, Damiana Astudillo, Laura Ostenso, and Emily Wei. This week sees the fellows flying out to start their fellowships!

Fellow Field Site / Org. Project
Carlo Abuyuan Mkushi, Zambia
FHI 360
Establishing Referral Systems to Link Nutrition, Health, and Livelihood Support
Meghan Anson Lilongwe, Malawi
Concern Worldwide
Integrating Nutrition Into Programs and Advocating for Good Nutrition Policy
Michelle DeFreese Morogoro, Tanzania
Building Capacity for Higher Education in Agriculture
Amihan Jones Kathmandu, Nepal
Save the Children
Evaluation and Sharing Learning on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Gender and Cash Assistance
Jennie Lane Lilongwe, Malawi
Land O’Lakes IDD
Researching Livestock’s Role in Household Livelihoods and Nutrition
Miti Patel Kathmandu, Nepal
Helen Keller International
Evaluating Homestead Gardening’s Impact on Nutrition and Household Income
Caitlin Shaw Zomba, Malawi
Researching the Impact of Conservation Agriculture on Productivity and Income
Julia Shuck Anand, India
Integrating Research and Communications on Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
Harley Stokes Baucau, Timor-Leste
Assessing and Evaluating Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Interventions
Hanneke Van Dyke Siem Reap, Cambodia
Managing Programs to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition
Zoe VanGelder Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Oxfam America
Developing and Advocating Enabling Policies for Smallholder Rice Farmers
Michael Wilcox Tamale, Ghana
Improving Agriculture Value-Chains for Smallholder Farmers


Group Photo of 8th Class of Leland Hunger Fellows

8th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows—Sept 2015

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