Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge
As the world population increases, so do the opportunities and challenges for ensuring that consumers have access to safe, nutritious foods that are sustainably produced, processed, and delivered to the marketplace. Food that is unsafe threatens the health of populations, harms agricultural value chains, and undermines global social and economic development.
AIARD’s 2020 annual meeting will explore the many dimensions of global food safety – from production to consumption – and how improvements in food safety practices and technologies can help in building nutritious food systems for all. In addition, we will look at the key roles of various stakeholder groups such as government, business, research institutions, universities, and consumer groups, and ways they can effectively collaborate to accelerate the adoption of food safety practices that lead to reductions in foodborne illness, malnutrition, and hunger.
http://www.aiard.org/2020-annual-meeting.html - stay tuned for more information comming soon!
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.
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