College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


ROOTS Africa Students and Faculty Head to Liberia to Inspire Agricultural and Economic Growth

Cedric Nwafor with kids in Liberia
ROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable agricultural practices, traveled to Liberia over spring break to implement training and educational programs they have been organizing since last...

UMD Students and Alumni Work Together to Bring the Latest Agricultural Research and Technology to Rural Africa

Cedric Nwafor, President of ROOTS Africa
With emerging issues like a changing climate affecting irrigation needs and weather patterns, greater pest resistance, economic hardship, and food safety concerns, focusing on agriculture and the path to a sustainable and healthy food supply for all parts of the world is critical. To this end,...

Focus on Food in Ghana

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science is leading a charge to get University of Maryland students involved in food security issues in Africa, more specifically, in the country of Ghana. Ghana was selected as a focus country for Feed the Future – the U.S. government’s global hunger and food...

Feed the Future & Food Security in Africa: A Case Study on Ghana

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Charles Carroll Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Ghana in West Africa has been selected as a UMD NFSC Study Abroad program for May 2015. The country was first the first in Africa to achieve independence from the British rule in 1957 and also the first country in Africa to receive Peace Corps volunteers in 1961. Currently, the country is also a...

Up Close and Personal: Studying Wildlife, Culture in Tanzania

For as long as she can remember, Anna Koziarski, a senior environmental science major with a concentration in wildlife ecology and management, has always had an interest in wildlife. During the fall 2014 semester, Koziarski was able to act upon that interest, gaining three months of hands-on...
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