Category: CEGFSD

The Pan-American Virtual Symposium Explores Collaboration and Engagement Among Global Food Security Partners

The first Pan American Research and Extension Virtual Symposium on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources was organized on December 17, 2021 by West Virginia State University under the leadership of Drs. Ayesha Sarker (WVSU), Jose U. Toledo (Southern University (SU)), and Marikis Alvarez (DSU). The symposium, organized in collaboration with the CEGFSD, the 1890 Universities…Read more The Pan-American Virtual Symposium Explores Collaboration and Engagement Among Global Food Security Partners

THE CENTER’S CARIBBEAN CLUSTER TRAINS STAKEHOLDERS IN SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION

Jamaican small ruminant farmers benefited from the CEGFSDsmall ruminant specialists’ expertise. Since receiving the grantin 2021 through the Center, Dr. Arthur Goetsch in collaborationwith his counterparts have positively impacted small ruminantfarmers in Jamaica. Through their project “Fibrous PlantResources in Jamaica for Ruminant Livestock Production,” theCEGFSD scientists have been able to determine areas of Jamaica,regional climatic,…Read more THE CENTER’S CARIBBEAN CLUSTER TRAINS STAKEHOLDERS IN SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
ENGAGE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO’S SCIENTISTS AND POLICY MAKERS
IN TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Faculty from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Southern University (SU) traveled to theDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in October 2021 to engage Congolese partners in global food securityresearch and outreach opportunities. Drs. Christopher Rogers and Stephan Tubene met with Congolese students, scientists and government officials including the National Institute for Study and…Read more SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
ENGAGE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO’S SCIENTISTS AND POLICY MAKERS
IN TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

EXPLORING NEW VALUE ADDITION METHODS
AND ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN FOOD PROCESSING TRAINING IN KENYA

Dr. Everlyn Okoth in partnership with CEGFSD’s scientist, Dr. Caleb Nindohave developed high-value added mango products and promoted theutilization of local crops for food and nutrition security in Kenya. According toDr. Okoth, Mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit is one of the most important fruitcrops in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is second most important fruitproduced…Read more EXPLORING NEW VALUE ADDITION METHODS
AND ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN FOOD PROCESSING TRAINING IN KENYA

THE CEFGSD’S WEST AFRICA CLUSTER EXAMINES COWPEA INNOVATIONS TO INCREASE
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ INCOME AND FOOD SECURITY IN NORTHERN GHANA

Under the leadership of Dr. Osei Yeboah of North Carolina A&TUniversity (NCA&T) in collaboration with Savannah AgriculturalResearch Institute (SARI) scientists, “the Ghana value-added cowpeaproject”, one of the 12 CEGFSD’s initial projects, has trained more than1,200 stakeholders on several topics including the benefits of cowpeautilization in Northern Ghana. The project has impacted Ghanaians in many ways…Read more THE CEFGSD’S WEST AFRICA CLUSTER EXAMINES COWPEA INNOVATIONS TO INCREASE
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ INCOME AND FOOD SECURITY IN NORTHERN GHANA

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