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David Coleman: the first NCP student in Thailand

New Colombo Plan Scholar David Coleman recently completed an internship working to improve food security in Laos during a break from his agricultural studies at Thailand’s Mahidol University.

The internship with the National Agricultural & Forestry Research Institute gave David an opportunity to use his skills in soil science and field mapping to research watermelon diseases in rural Laos. This research is helping to find ways to improve incomes of smallholder farmers in Laos through better land management practices.