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Lessons learned from an ex post evaluation of the introduction and promotion of grain amaranth program in eastern africa 1998 2008  0

Presented By: Stephan Lutz and Angela Boss

Event: ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2015 (2015-11-17)

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to learn more from a evaluation done six years after finishing a 10-year promotion of amaranth initiative that World Renew spearheaded in East Africa through their partnerships, especially in Kenya and Uganda.  It will go over the scope, purpose, methods used, findings, and recomendations for future amaranth promotion work in the region and worldwide.

Presenters:

Stephan Lutz was born and grew up in Honduras where he attended an international school for elementary and high school. He later moved to Germany to continue his studies at the University of Kassel, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in “Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agriculture” and a Masters of Science Degree in “Ecological Agricultural/Third World Development.” Angela Boss lives in Cumberland, BC and is the food security and agriculture technical adviser for World Renew, a bi-national Christian Relief and Development Organization. She holds a BS in International Agriculture and an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding. Angela has consulted on agriculture and food security programs in 19 countries, including the Central African Republic, India, Zambia, and Niger. Past employment with ECHO Inc. and the Foods Resource Bank have greatly contributed to her breadth of experience with more than 15 North American relief and development agencies and their overseas partners. Angela has a keen interest in the intersection of food security and human security, gender integration in agriculture, and climate-smart practices.