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.