1. 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
  2. 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.