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  1. Tanzanian Women Seek to Shape the Next Generation of Extension Agents

    Feb 12, 2014

    Getting information to and from farmers is a huge challenge in Tanzania - a nation the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. Of the country’s 45 million people, 80 % are engaged in small-holder agriculture and have limited access to new production information or knowledge of agricultural markets. Dr. Catherine Msuya, Head of the Department of Agriculture, Education, and Extension at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania, points out however, the number of farmers who are sufficiently informed of the aspects of agriculture can increase through improved extension services in Tanzania.

  2. USAID’s Global Food Security Program names two CFAES graduate students Borlaug Fellows

    Jan 16, 2014

    Capacity building doesn’t occur spontaneously. Nor is it achieved through individuals and organizations acting independently. Two Ohio State graduate students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) exemplified these notions with their recent selection as U.S.

  3. Leader of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa visits College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

    Dec 31, 2013

    Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), visited CFAES on December 19th and 20th. FARA is the technical arm of the African Union that convenes stakeholders to improve agricultural research & productivity on the continent. Dr. Akinbamijo was also joined by his senior technical advisor, Dr. Aggrey Agumya.

  4. Graduate student conducts research on rabies transmission in Ethiopa as a part of One Health

    Dec 18, 2013

    Laura Binkley, a graduate student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, took part in a research mission to Ethiopia this past summer as a part of the One Health Initiative. Laura and her collegues worked with professionals at the University of Gondar to measure public perception on rabies transmission in order to discover alternative modes of transmission.

  5. CFAES Organizes Climate Change Conference in Tanzania, Promotes Food Security Through iAGRI

    Dec 10, 2013

    Nearly 100 researchers gathered at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania from November 13th-15th for a conference entitled “Climate Change, Sustainable Intensification and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The conference was hosted by SUA , Norwegian University of Agriculture, and iAGRI - a major food security project in Tanzania funded by USAID and administered by the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The Ohio State University leads a consortium of five other U.S. land grant universities to implement iAGRI, a project designed to strengthen the training and research capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.

  6. CFAES hosts Ethiopian visitors as part of the One Health Initiative

    Nov 21, 2013

    Eleven faculty members and administrators from the University of Gondar (UOG) in Ethiopia visited the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) on Thursday, November 14th as a part of Ohio State’s participation in the One Health Initiative. One Health supports collaborative research recognizing the intertwined relationships between animal health, human health, and the environment. Discussions with CFAES faculty and tours of the facilities were coordinated by the College’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA), whose mission is to support the globalization efforts of the College through international research, extension, and learning.

  7. Distinguished Professor presents at The World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa

    Nov 18, 2013

    Dr. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, shared his perspectives on a panel entitled “Resilience and Reality: The Future of a Climate Volatile Planet” on October 18th at the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. Dr.

  8. CFAES Graduate Students Expand Their Horizons in Tanzania

    Nov 18, 2013

    This past summer four graduate students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences traveled to Morogoro, Tanzania to conduct research with faculty and staff at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

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