Nov 24, 2015
Dr. David Barker, Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS), welcomed on November 9, 2015, Dr. Elly Nyambobo Sabiiti, a recipient of the U.S. State Department’s distinguished Fulbright Fellowship. Dr. Sabiiti is a professor emeritus and former Dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He specializes in pasture agronomy and seed science technology, and serves as a distinguished fellow for the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and Uganda’s National Academy of Sciences (UNAS).
Sep 23, 2015
Dr. Warren Dick, Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Dr. Rafiq Islam, Research Scientist and Soil & Bioenergy Program Leader at Ohio State South Centers, recently traveled to Ghana from August 27- September 5, 2015 to deliver an innovative workshop entitled “Climate change, sustainable agriculture and soil health” at the University of Cape Coast.
Aug 12, 2015
Gireesh Rajashekara, DVM, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, recently visited Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Mororogo, Tanzania as a part of his involvement in the Ohio State-led Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI). Dr. Rajashekara is the U.S. advisor to a current graduate student at SUA, Isaac Kashoma, who completed a 6 month research program at FAHRP from September 2014 – March 2015.
Jul 1, 2015
Boniphace Massawe, an iAGRI-sponsored Ph.D student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is the recent recipient of a student scholarship to attend and present his graduate research at the 2015 Pedomonics Conference in Cordoba, Spain this September. The conference is convened by the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) and will bring together soil experts from around the world to showcase innovative research on soil modeling, to promote international interaction around emerging pedometric techniques, and to encourage the recognition of the results from pedometric analyses on informing planning and management decisions and public policy.
Jun 12, 2015
The Office of International Programs in Agriculture, in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, collaboratively convened a three-day international conference on climate change and sustainability through the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI), a Feed the Future Project in Tanzania funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Through iAGRI, Ohio State worked with other international partners, chiefly Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, to convene this conference, which brought together more than 100 scientists and agribusiness experts from around the world.
May 20, 2015
The Peace Corps awarded Jack Campbell, the Peace Corps recruiter at The Ohio State University for the past six years, the 2015 Lillian Carter Award on May 13th in Atlanta, Georgia. The prestigious award, named after the mother of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, is presented biennially to an outstanding, senior Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who demonstrates a commitment to the Peace Corps' third goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Jack was presented the award by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Apr 28, 2015
On March 16-17, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences welcomed the Honorable Tony Hall, former Ambassador to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to The Ohio State University to learn about the college’s ongoing programs and commitments to battling hunger and promoting domestic and global food security. The former U.S. Congressman from Ohio and current Executive Director Emeritus of The Alliance to End Hunger – a Washington-based non-profit organization that promotes the issue of chronic hunger and food insecurity to international audiences – has been engaged in food security for more than 35 years as a lawmaker and diplomat.
Apr 24, 2015
The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI project, received $4 million in additional funding on Monday, April 13th from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its overall aim to improve food security in Tanzania.
Apr 1, 2015
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in Ludhiana, India enjoy a long history of collaboration dating back to 1962 when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) solicited the assistance of the Ohio State’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture in creating PAU from the “mold” of successful U.S. land-grant institutions.
Mar 12, 2015
9.6 billion. That is what the global population is expected to reach by the year 2050, precipitating an unprecedented demand for food and other resources. The statistic and its implications have dominated discussions at recent international meetings and symposia, with a particular emphasis on the need to sustainably intensify agricultural production. Often overlooked however is how the world’s developing regions are beginning to look beyond their staple food sources - rice, corn, beans, and conventional livestock to name a few - and more towards fish and other seafood to feed their growing populations. This trend has been the motivation behind research conducted by Mohammad Alam, a Ph.D. student in fisheries and wildlife in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.