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Gold, Kate M.

Job title: 

International Projects Coordinator

Department: 
Seed Conservation
Section: 
Collection and Network Support
Joined Kew: 
2001
Foreign languages: 
Spanish (fluent).
Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Agricultural Botany, Univ. Reading, 1983
  • MSc, Seed Technology, Univ. Edinburgh, 1986
  • PhD, Univ. Edinburgh, 1991.
Role: 

Management of MSBP partnerships in Chile and Mozambique by initiating, developing and strengthening working relationships with a range of technical and government partners.

Strategic leadership of Capacity Building and Technology Transfer activities. Specific technical input to livelihood improvement and food security activities. Line management of MSB training specialist.

Project management support to wider MSBP partnerships, projects and networks.

Selected recent publications: 

Gold, K. & McBurney, R. ( 2012). Conservation of plant diversity for sustainable diets. In: Sustainable diets and biodiversity: directions and solutions for policy, research and action, ed. B. Burlingame & S. Dernini, p. 108-114. FAO, Rome. Available online

Gold, K. (2008). Post harvest handling of seed collections. Technical Information Sheet 04. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Way, M & Gold, K. (2008). Assessing a potential seed collection. Technical Information Sheet 02. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Gold, K. & Hay, F. (2008). Identifying desiccation sensitive seeds. Technical Information Sheet 10. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Gold, K., León-Lobos, P. & Way, M. (2004). Manual de recolección de semillas de plantas silvestres. Boletín INIA 110. La Serena, Chile: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Intihuasi. 62 pp.

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Gold, Kate M.