Following her death in September 2011, Dr Lois Englberger has been sorely missed by the many who appreciated her excellent work and community perspective and commitment. Since 1977, Lois lived in Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). She was a guiding light for the Island Food Community of Pohn-pei (IFCP), a community organization with local leaders that promotes the use of local, indigenous food. During her career, Lois was a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the united Nations (FAO), the Asian Development Bank and the university of Hawaii’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She worked in India, the Kingdom of Tonga, Colombia, yemen and several Pacifi c island nations. She served as a supervisor for many local Micronesian students and graduate students fr om uS and Canadian universities. She was a champion of local food research and promotion.
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