Robin Marsh

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Robin Marsh, Coordinator, Ecoagriculture Leadership Development for Ecoagriculture Partners.

"Robin is the Academic Coordinator of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at the University of California-Berkeley. She is an agricultural and development economist (Ph.D., Food Research Institute, Stanford University 1991), with 25 years of experience in international development. At UC Berkeley, Dr. Marsh helped to launch and develop the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program into a thriving international training and outreach program. She also co-leads with David Zilberman the Population and Environment Program at CSRD, with support from the Packard and Hewlett Foundations. In addition to population-environment linkages, Marsh works on bridging the environment and agricultural divide through support of ecoagriculture and payment for environmental services initiatives. Before coming to Berkeley in 2000, Dr. Marsh worked with the Rural Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, leading a global research program on the interactions between household livelihood strategies, food security and local institutions. Previously, Dr. Marsh was socio-economist with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (CGIAR associate center) in Taiwan and Costa Rica. She conducted research in Asia and Central America on the economic and food security benefits of home and market gardening, and evaluated urban horticulture projects in Africa. Robin has also worked on several major issues related to California agriculture and natural resources such as water and drought management, alternative pest management strategies, organic horticulture, farm labor and NAFTA." [1]

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  1. Staff, Ecoagriculture Partners, accessed December 1, 2008.