Kornegay, Julia L

Professor and Director of Graduate Program
Horticultural Science
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Dr. Kornegay is a bean breeder and program leader at CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture). Her research is focused on the genetic improvement of dry beans and snap beans for the Andean region of South America, and Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa, and over 30 breeding lines from her research program have been released as cultivars in eight countries. At CIAT, Dr. Kornegay was also very active in national program capacity building and networking. 

Was hired as the Head of the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State in 2003, and continued to be involved in global bean research and development as an external reviewer of the USAID-funded Bean/Cowpea and Grain Legume CRSP programs. She is currently the Chair of the Technical Management Advisory Committee (TMAC) of the USAID-funded Legume Innovation Lab which awards approximately $25 million in grants to collaborative projects on food legumes for U.S. and host country universitites and national agricultural research programs in Latin America/Caribbean, and Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. As chair, she visits many of the projects sites, paricipates in regional and international conferences, and makes recommendations to USAID on project outcomes and future needs.

  Plant Breeding | Agroecology | Crop Production | Floriculture, Ornamentals and Landscape
Country(s) of experience:
  Bolivia | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Canada | Colombia | Congo, Democratic Republic of the | Cuba | Dominican Rep. | Ecuador | Guatemala | Honduras | Kenya | Malawi | Mozambique | Niger | Panama | Peru | Rwanda | Senegal | Somalia | South Africa | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Other international activities | International consultant | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty
  USAID Grain Legume Innovation Lab
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2017
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)
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  Bean Program Leader
01/01/2010 - 01/01/2010
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