The U.S. government’s Vietnam Education Foundation has awarded a U.S. Faculty Scholar grant to Glenn Young and Cary Trexler of the University of California, Davis. Both are associate professors, Young in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and Trexler in the School of Education.
The one-year grant will support the establishment of a participatory research class in Vietnam, for Vietnamese undergraduates, to guide them through projects related to preharvest, postharvest, food science, crop science and food safety.
The research projects will connect students from Hanoi Agriculture University and Nong Lam University (Ho Chi Minh City) to small farms and farmer groups at research sites already established by Trexler, Young and others through an ongoing project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Trexler, whose expertise includes agricultural education, has been working with Vietnamese universities for several years, serving as an intermediary for faculty interested in transforming agricultural education in Vietnam. – UC Davis News Service Release