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Photos: Potato research in the Andes

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Jeff Alwang, a professor of agriculture and applied economics in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is using undergraduate students in his work to improve the production of potato farmers in Ecuador and Bolivia.

“I like to bring in undergrads because they are enthusiastic about research, especially in a developing country. They build important social and professional relationships with the project’s young host-country researchers, and they provide lots of hands and feet on the ground over a relatively short period — they help us get the research done,” Alwang said.