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UMD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Launches Initiative to Combat World Hunger and Food Insecurity

COLLEGE PARK ‒ The University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is working at the forefront of solving one of the most pressing global challenges ‒ how do we feed a rapidly growing population and ensure equitable access to healthy, nutritious food? With a projected...

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, the Keynote Speaker for October 4th Summit - Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting its first-ever AGNR Cornerstone Event , a nod to the college’s history as the University's founding institution. On October 4th, the Stamp Student Union will be buzzing with faculty, staff, students, and public stakeholders at a major...

UMD Coaches Help Lead Team USA to an “Olympic” Win in International Soil Judging

Needelman and Mack at International Soil Judging Contest
Team USA took first place in the Third International Soil Judging Contest this August in Brazil, with UMD coaches front and center to help lead the team to victory. Taking place every four years in true Olympic fashion, the competition was hosted by the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro...

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,...

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Launches the New FoodRisk.org as a Leading Resource for the International Food Safety Community

Risk Analysis Training
College Park, MD -- The University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition ( JIFSAN ) launched the redesigned FoodRisk.org earlier this month, featuring exclusive tools and datasets with the goal to advance food safety and public health nationally and internationally...

Expanding Borders with 2+2

When China native Cuiyun Wu decided to leave her homeland to study agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland, she did not anticipate just how transformative her experience would be. “The most challenging thing for me was to be away from my family and to study in languages...

CFS3 Partners with University of Sao Paulo to Protect Global Food Supply

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – To help enhance the safety of the global food supply, the University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) is formally partnering with the University of Sao Paulo’s Food Research Center (FoRC) in Brazil. Leaders of the two university’s centers recently...

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...

Agriculture Abroad: Exploring Taiwan

Students looking for a place to explore diverse ecosystems and landscapes, learn about a unique blend of agricultural practices and immerse themselves in a culture vastly different from the United States’ should consider a comprehensive study abroad program offered in Taiwan each summer through the...

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