Mar 22, 2018
World Water Day, held by UN Water on March 22 each year, seeks to highlight the importance of freshwater. Still today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. Damaged ecosystems, together with a changing climate, affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water-related challenges we face in the 21st century.
Feb 26, 2018
The Peace Corps has announced that Ohio State ranked No. 6 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 62 Buckeyes currently volunteering worldwide. Since the agency’s founding in 1961, 1,821 Buckeyes have served in communities around the world.
Feb 21, 2018
The Global Food Security Symposium, a platform for discussing the domestic and international community’s progress on addressing food insecurity, will be held from March 21-22 in Washington, DC. The event is held annually by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Jan 5, 2018
Agriculture in Tanzania is composed mostly of small holder farms, which average about 5 acres in size. Though 90% of Tanzanian livelihoods rely on agriculture, land productivity and soil quality have greatly diminished as a result of substandard agricultural practices and unaffordable fertilizers.
Dec 13, 2017
In Autumn 2017, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) was selected to host Alimata Bandaogo from Burkina Faso, Kristine Pascual from the Philippines, and Thobela Nkukwana from South Africa to work with CFAES faculty members through the support of the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.
Oct 10, 2017
Nine faculty, staff, and visiting scholars in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have been invited to attend the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa from October 18-20, 2017.
Representing CFAES this year are:
Sep 22, 2017
The Ohio State University-led Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) in Tanzania recently completed a three-day workshop entitled “Capacity Building for Scientific Relevance in African Agricultural Universities” for 45 deans and faculty from 19 different agricultural universities in 11 different African countries.
Aug 15, 2017
Three faculty members in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), under the leadership of the Office of International Programs in Agriculture, have been awarded international research fellowships through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.
Jun 6, 2017
Food security, poverty alleviation, low agricultural productivity, and youth underemployment in Tanzania can be addressed by encouraging its farmers to become more business and market oriented.
Mar 20, 2017
On a normal day, Joseph Mbuji’s business is managing the production, harvest, and delivery components of his diversified Bagamoyo vegetable farm. But recently, he found himself delivering a lecture about his farm to an international audience at a Seedling Health Workshop at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania.