We would like to share with you a new interesting piece by Dr. Stephanie Mercier on the history of the early years of the Food Stamp Program. Read more HERE.
FLF Alumni Lessons Learned Workshop AnnouncedThe AIARD Future Leaders Alumni Lessons Learned Workshop is scheduled to take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 16-17, 2019. While we are presently awaiting final word about funding for the FLF Workshop, we anticipate having several scholarship opportunities available for FLF alumni participation.
Interested FLF members from classes 1997-2019 are encouraged to apply by filling out the online application.
Kara Casy, Director of Urban Agriculture and Renewable Resources at El Centro College and AIARD Secretary discusses the importance of giving various educational opportunities to all youth on this International Youth Day. You can find the full blog post HERE.
In a new blog post, Tatiana LeGrand, Sustainable Development Specialist at Agribusiness Academy and AIARD Communications Committee Chair talks about the diverse roles that women and young people play in different countries in sustainable agriculture and natural resources management. You can find the full blog post HERE.
We have a new blog post by Thomas Pesek, FAO Senior Liaison Officer and AIARD Board Director. FAO’s recently released State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture is the first ever global assessment of the state of biodiversity worldwide. Read more HERE.
We just concluded our 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. We had a great time and enjoyed thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions as well as professional networking!
You can find some of the presentations HERE.
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.