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  1. Administrative Building at Tyumen State University

    South Centers Team Wins Grant to Improve Teaching and Research on Carbon Cycles at Tyumen State University in Russia

    Apr 13, 2021

    Funds from the American Councils for International Education (ACIE) and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow have enabled OSU South Centers at Piketon to cooperate with the International Integrated Research Laboratory for Climate Change, Land Use and Biodiversity under the Institute of Ecological and Agricultural Biology at Tyumen State University (UT)  in Siberia.

  2. Mycotoxin on maize

    Cooperation between CFAES and the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) Will Enhance Food Security

    Mar 30, 2021

    The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) in Guatemala City, Guatemala and OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences have signed a five-year, renewable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 

  3. Dr. Rodriguez with women in Tanzania (more info below); Dr. Bevis in Kathmandu, Nepal

    ACEL, AEDE Faculty Assess, Evaluate Navaho Nation’s Water Security

    Mar 15, 2021

    The Navajo Nation’s water crisis and food security issues in arid regions of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah has become more critical in times of COVID-19.  OSU’s Global Water Institute (GWI), in partnership with The Navajo Nation https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/ and others, will start by upgrading boreholes that use sustainable

  4. Prof. Rattan Lal receives an honorary doctorate at Amity University via Zoom, unfortunately unable to visit the campus, which recently strengthened ties with OSU.

    India’s Amity University to Cooperate with CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

    Mar 2, 2021

    Amity University, a private research institution of a dozen campuses, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Ohio State University on behalf of its Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  5. Zamorano students partner with K-12 schools in Honduras to teach agriculture

    CFAES Partnership Brings 4-H to Honduras

    Feb 15, 2021

    Students all over the world are adapting to new and different modes of learning due to the current pandemic, and K-12 students in Honduras are no different.

    Thanks to a partnership between 4-H programs at Ohio State, the University of Georgia and Zamorano University in Honduras, 4-H clubs are being established at schools in Honduras.

  6. conference logo

    Register for the CFAES Annual Research Conference

    Feb 9, 2021

     

    The CFAES Annual Research Conference will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (virtually) beginning at 12:30 pm and concluding at 2 pm. The agenda will consist of a question and answer session with Dr. Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, announcements of the research award winners, an update on the CFAES research enterprise, and the annual poster competition for graduate and undergraduate students.

  7. Dr. Greene with students at HTH project (above), and with OSU delegation at Zamorano (below). Instructor Jaelene Loor Suche.

    Undaunted by Pandemic, Honduras-focused Sustainable Community Development Course Continues

    Jan 29, 2021

    Jaelene Loor Suche of Ecuador first came to Honduras to study at Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School.  She then came to OSU to do the internship required of Zamorano undergraduates.  She now has “returned” to both institutions, but virtually. Communities flourish when NGOs work on a development/empowerment model, not a relief/provisional one.

  8. Peace Corps Environment Programs: CFAES Faculty share their Volunteer Experiences Feb. 10, 5 pm

    Jan 27, 2021

    Curious about the Peace CorpsEnvironment Volunteers lead grassroots efforts to protect the environment and strengthen understanding of environmental issues. They teach environmental awareness in schools and to local organizations, empowering communities to make their own decisions about how to conserve the local environment, through such programs as agroforestry, soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, recycling, alternative energy, and other programs.

  9.       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.

  10. 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:

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