Carrie Teiken was selected as a 2012 Trellis Fund student participant, and was assigned to provide research support for the Uganda Environmental Education Foundation.  The goal of the project was to increase the production and consumption of key vegetable crops, including onion, collards, nakati, and amaranth leaves, among smallholder farmers in the Mukuno District of Uganda.  During the assignment, Carrie conducted a community assessment, established 8 participatory research plots, and led trainings on organic pest management, soil fertility, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture.  She also developed a monitoring and evaluation framework to evaluate the project impacts, and provided on-going technical expertise over the course of one year.

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