Hale Ann Tufan biography

Hale Ann Tufan is Project Manager for the NEXTGEN Cassava Breeding Project at Cornell University. She leads the Gender Responsive Cassava Breeding Initiative under the project. Her current work emphasizes on designing gender-responsive crop breeding programs; designing baseline surveys for gendered crop trait preferences; and conceptualizing tools to codify and translate farmer knowledge for breeding programs among others.

Hale was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Natural Resources Institute in theUK. She also worked as an assistant wheat breeder at the CIMMYT Winter Wheat Improvement Program in Turkey, and at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia UK. Hale received her Ph.D. in wheat molecular defense responses to fungal pathogens from the John Innes Centre, UK.

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