As we are getting ready for the conference to talk about Resilience in Global Food Systems, we would like to share with you a new blog post by Chuck Chopak from DAI. Chuck reflects on the theme of the conference and how in our future work we should "ensure that by building the capacity of people, communities, and systems to absorb and adapt to disruptive forces, we can minimize the human impact in terms of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition". Read further.
AIARD is pleased to announce the 2019 class of AIARD Future Leaders Forum participants. AIARD awards twelve FLF scholarships annually, on a competitive basis, to students who have shown a demonstrated interest and outstanding record in addressing international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These outstanding students will attend the 2019 AIARD Annual Conference and will visit a variety of NGOs, USAID and consulting firms to gain insight into career opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Congratulations to these outstanding students:
Benjamin Ndayambaje, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chandler Levinson, University of Georgia
Chandler Reid Mulvaney, University of Georgia
Dependra Bhatta, Louisiana State University
Esther Rugoli, Washington State University
Julianne Kellogg, Washington State University
Kate Vaiknoras, Virginia Tech
Kathryn Williamson, The Ohio State University
Marlon Fernando Ac Pangan, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Millicent Yeboah-Awudzi, Louisiana State University
Sulav Paudel, Pennsylvania State University
Xinyi Tu, Michigan State University
You can see their short bios HERE. Here is also a wonderful story about one of them: Esther Rugoli.
AIARD is celebrating the Earth Day with a new blog post by Dr. Rita Abi-Ghanem, Agricultural Consultant and AIARD Board Member. Find her inspiring call to sustainable farming HERE.
Kansas State University is hosting the 9th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) in Manhattan, Kansas, 9-13 September, 2019. The registration is now open for the meeting. Find out more HERE.
Presentations, panels, posters, field tours and discussions throughout the week will focus on the theme of Innovation for Sustainable Livestock Systems, highlighting examples from throughout the world of innovative solutions to address sustainable livestock production and agrifood systems. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn, share research and experiences, and help foster dialogue to address livestock sustainability at the regional and global levels. Anyone engaged in sustainable livestock systems, from producers to researchers and inter-governmental to non-governmental organizations, are encouraged and welcome to attend.
The International Agriculture Section (IAS) executive committee invites you to a half-day event intended to provide a networking opportunity for IAS members in order to share common challenges and solutions to engagement in international agriculture and development in all three aspects of the land grant mission. The session will end with information about funding opportunities related to international agriculture.
The workshop will take place from 8:30am-12:00pm ET on June 5th, 2019 following the close of the AIARD Conference at the APLU Offices in Washington, DC. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot by May 20th.
Please contact Devin Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
LocationAPLU Offices 1307 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005
Future Leaders Forum at the Annual Conference has started accepting applications from students demonstrating academic achievements and interest in international agriculture and rural development. Find out more HERE.
There is also a new blog post by Sharon Tusiime, 2018 Future Leader Fellow which you can find HERE.
Dr. Susan Schram, AIARD Education and Advocacy Committee Chair reflects on the relevance of the new Farm Bill to international agricultural development. Please find her very informative insights HERE.
Tom Gill, AIARD President-Elect reflects on the year 2018 and the important events in international development in a new blog post which you can find HERE. Tom concludes that there is hope for our global food systems if we stick with our resilient resolutions.
In a new piece by Russ Webster, AIARD Vice-President, he talks about employment levels in agriculture and the important role that smallholder farmers play in developing and developed countries for food security. You can find this piece HERE.