Category: CEGFSD

THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY AND DEFENSE EMPOWERS CONGOLESE SMALLHOLDER FARMERS TO ENHANCE FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

Enhancing global food supply chains and mitigating global climate change is one of the six objectives pursued by the CEGFSD’s East and Southern Africa cluster under the two broad goals of strengthening agricultural development in developing countries and addressing new and emerging animal and plant pests and diseases with the outcomes of weak segments of…Read more THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY AND DEFENSE EMPOWERS CONGOLESE SMALLHOLDER FARMERS TO ENHANCE FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ENGAGES U.S. AND COLOMBIAN STUDENTS AND SCIENTISTS IN COWPEAS RESEARCH

Food security is essential to all people, and in times of economic inflation or pandemic isolation can best be ensured by providing and consuming highly nutritious grains, such as pulse legumes (beans and peas) mixed with other sources of calories and proteins.  A CEIED/CEGFSD sponsored project in the Southeastern U.S. and Colombia, South America is…Read more TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ENGAGES U.S. AND COLOMBIAN STUDENTS AND SCIENTISTS IN COWPEAS RESEARCH

CURRENT AND EMERGING THREATS TO CROPS’ CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Current and Emerging Threats to Crops (CETC) – Innovation Lab’s (IL) funded activities focus on two countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya. While in the DRC, the program investigates current and emerging threats to cassava and banana plantain, the Kenyan program looks at maize and…Read more CURRENT AND EMERGING THREATS TO CROPS’ CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

TRAINING GLOBALLY COMPETENT WORKFORCE AT 1890 INSTITUTIONS: A KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT’S EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Malik Thompson, a senior undergraduate student in Agriculture, Food and Environment at Kentucky State University discusses his experience working for the first time on a project funded by the CEGFSD. The project “Use of Geospatial Technology and Community Intelligence in Developing Disaster Recovery Strategies: A Pilot Project Engaging U.S. and Caribbean Faculty and Students” was…Read more TRAINING GLOBALLY COMPETENT WORKFORCE AT 1890 INSTITUTIONS: A KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT’S EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

BUILDING COLLABORATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION U.S. – KENYAN NETWORKS: A FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY’S EXPERIENCE

Florida A&M University (FAMU), is building collaborative U.S. – Kenyan networks to strengthen 1890 Universities global teaching, research, and engagement programs. The FAMU network, encompasses public-private partners such as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), Egerton University (EU) Kenya and its World Bank funded Center of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture…Read more BUILDING COLLABORATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION U.S. – KENYAN NETWORKS: A FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY’S EXPERIENCE

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY SIGNS A MOU WITH THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

On April 11, 2022, Alcorn State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The new MOU will enhance students, faculty, and staff international engagement. It will allow the university’s stakeholders, especially students, to contribute to sustainable social and economic development with particular emphasis on agriculture, climate change, and…Read more ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY SIGNS A MOU WITH THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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