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Students visit Bolivia for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program supported by USAID

Posted: November 24, 2011

When most people went home to eat turkey over Thanksgiving break, Hilary Kessler-Cheesman and Anna Testen went to Bolivia on a research trip for SANREM CRSP (Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program supported by USAID).
Anna Testen and Hilary Kessler-Cheesman

Anna Testen and Hilary Kessler-Cheesman

In Bolivia, they met with collaborators at PROINPA (Promotion and Investigation of Andean Products) Foundation.  They planned research to be done in Bolivia and identified tasks that could be performed at Penn State.  They visited numerous quinoa and fava bean fields in the Bolivian Altiplano near Cochabamba, which was quite an adventure that involved a rescue by Andean farmers after the research truck got stuck in the mud.  Anna and Hilary learned a great deal about Bolivian crops and their diseases and also enjoyed the opportunity to visit Bolivia.

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