Regional Program Coordinator,

Long fascinated by cultivated plant species, Helen studied on-farm seed conservation in Morocco for five years, as part of her PhD research at McGill University. She worked with farmers to conduct on-farm trials of local barley varieties and conducted participatory assessments of barley diversity. Previously, Helen worked with farmers on agro-ecology projects in the Philippines. She is deeply committed to agro-biodiversity conservation in Canada and other developed countries that have lost the majority of their agricultural biodiversity in the past century.