1.       Prof. Alvarez speaks with former Cochran Fellows

    Alvarez, Cañas, Simmons land Cochran Fellowship Programs to train 21 food scientists from Bangladesh, The Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

    Dec 14, 2020

    A two-week training program in August 2021 for 15 scientists from Bangladesh and The Philippines will focus on the scientific and technical aspects of food safety standards, systems, and best practices necessary for ensuring the protection of public health in the U.S. and export markets. Knowledge and connections gained by these Cochran Fellows will provide them with an opportunity to increase their country’s capacity for agricultural research, extension, and participation in international trade.

  2. Dean Cathann Kress speaks, with Prof. Lal in center of international panel

     Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture [IICA] to work with CFAES’ Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

    Dec 8, 2020

    IICA has for over 75 years sought to "encourage, promote and support the efforts of the Member States [stretching from Canada to Argentina] to achieve their agricultural development and rural welfare by means of international technical cooperation of excellence."  Objectives include:

    1.To approach for monitoring, managing and sequestrating soil organic carbon (SOC)

    2. To serve as a bridge between science, policy and development work on soil health restoration in the Americas, building capacity and using resourcesmart approaches to achieve multiple development goals:

  3. Dr. Rafiq Islam, director of the Soil Water & BioEnergy program at OSU’s South Centers in Piketon  Renukaradhya Gourapura, Professor at the CFAES Food Animal Health Research Program and the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Dept.

    Piketon, Wooster Soil and Veterinary Preventive Medicine Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Ag, Much More via Kazakhstan Cooperation

    Dec 4, 2020

    CFAES and Kazakh National Agrarian Research University (KazNARU) are working together in many areas including having submitted four research proposals more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.

  4. This participant came to the training without a face mask. To stop us from turning her away, she improvised by using a cloth commonly called “kanga.” Lesson learnt: As much as the local ministry of health is emphasizing face masks to contain COVID-19, they may not be affordable.

    East African Integrated Pest Management work continues with pandemic precautions

    Nov 24, 2020

    Despite having to scale back due to COVID-19 restrictions, The East African Vegetable Crop Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (EAVCIPM-IL) continues to develop, implement, and scale-up IPM technologies for tomato, onion, African eggplant, cabbage, chilies, and beans. The overall goal of EAVCIPM-IL, now in its sixth year of funding, is to build the capacity of institutions in the host countries of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya, to implement effective IPM research and locally-adapted, gender-appropriate technology transfer programs that increase environmental benefits, farm productivi
  5. OSU Wooster students and scholars load supplies bound for Honduras

    OSU Wooster Grad Students, Visiting Scholars lead Honduras Hurricane Relief Drive

    Nov 24, 2020

    With Hurricanes Eta and Iota having hit Honduras fewer than two weeks apart and flooding to this day, two members of the Entomology Department at OSU Wooster, graduate student Ana Trabanino Pino and visiting scholar Erick Martinez Rodriguez put out a call for donations.  In less than a week, they rented a 20-foot truck (after receiving too much bedding, tents, clothing, medicine etc.

  6. Kowalcyk, Morgan Yousef portraits

    USAID Grant Focused on Food Safety, Empowering Women and Youth in Kenya Awarded to Kowalcyk, Morgan, Yousef and Team

    Nov 16, 2020

    Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk and the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (housed in CFAES’s Department of Food Science and Technology) recently received almost $700,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Purdue University’s Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) toward improving food safety in Kenya.  The team includes her department mates Kara Morgan and Ahmed Yousef as well as Sanja Ilic and Robert Scharff from OSU, three Kenyans, and two from The University of Florida.

  7. Rafael Quijada Landaverde

    Zamorano, CFAES Laid Foundation for ACEL Student’s Work Avoiding Food and Water Crises

    Nov 9, 2020

    Rafael Quijada Landaverde, a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Mary Rodriguez, is one of seven students combatting food insecurity in the US and Mexico. These Kirchner Food Fellows began meeting virtually in September and decided they would concentrate on using the $50,000 that the program enables them to invest in companies working on water: from water governance to irrigation or drinking water.

  8. AgroTech Summit

    Office of International Affairs Releases 2019 Partnerships Report

    Oct 7, 2020

    The Office of International Affairs (OIA) has released its 2019 annual report on International Partnerships and CFAES played an integral role in contributing to the success by maintaining and establishing relationships with partner institutions in many different countries.

  9. Back-to-school COVID safety

    Aug 10, 2020

    COVID-19 has had an unparalleled effect on K-12 education. Join the College of Education and Human Ecology Aug. 11 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a conversation about keeping students, educators and staff safe. Featured are Sanja Ilic, associate professor, Department of Human Sciences, and Charlie Keenan, Maple Heights City Schools superintendent and president of the EHE Alumni Society Board of Governors.

  10. Dr. Lal Honored with Dual Titles from IICA

    Aug 3, 2020

    The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) bestowed the dual titles of IICA Chair in Soil Science and IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues on Dr. Rattan Lal during a virtual ceremony held Friday, July 17.