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Oct. 29-31, 2017: Mini-Summit on Food Safety, Policy and Sustainability. 

Draft Agenda: AGENDA for Mini Summit 2017

Where: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD 20783

The 10th Mini Summit on Food Safety, Policy and Sustainability will be held by our college, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, on October 29-31, 2017 at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Our college was invited two years ago to join the University of Georgia, Auburn University, National Taiwan Ocean University, Shanghai Ocean University and Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences to form a six-institution consortium for the faculty/scientists to have greater international collaboration opportunities in agricultural research, education and service.  Faculty from these institutions have met regularly at the annual mini summit to present ongoing research findings and to form new collaborations in areas of mutual interest, including in the areas of food safety and security.

Sept. 12, 2017: The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) will hold its next public meeting, The U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy: From Upstream Research to Development Impact, September 12, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to launch the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy and to highlight U.S. Government, university, international agricultural research center, and private sector collaboration and synergy on research to end global hunger.   More information can be found here.

The meeting will be livestreamed and will include time for questions and discussion both online and in the room. To help us better prepare for this event, please register to attend the meeting in person or via livestream. Those wishing to participate in the meeting in person should arrive early as seating is limited.



Sept 2017: AGNR Takes Root: Tanzania, Paraguay, China

June 2017: Uganda Irrigation and Agriculture Project

April 2017: Farmer to Farmer, Conferences and Sabbaticals

April 2017: Cousteau, BiFad International Opportunities

Feb. 2017: AGNR Study Abroad


February 2017                  

September 2016              


UMD/AGNR signs agreement with Paraguay's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, and Union de Gremios de la Produccion - UGP (July 2017)

IFPRI-University of Maryland collaboration builds long-term capacity for reducing hunger and malnutrition (May 2017)

Dr. Howard Leathers: The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World (April 2017)


Dr. Priscila Chaverri: Biologic Controls could Save Coffee...and jobs, and add to food security

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