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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...

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...

UMD Program Shares National Award for Work in Afghanistan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –Faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland were part of a team honored this month with a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their involvement in a project aimed at improving the lives of...

ENST Alumnus Named Second Best Soil Judger in the World

When it comes to judging soil, environmental science and technology alumnus Tyler Witkowski can compete with anyone in the world. The December 2013 graduate proved his prowess by earning second place at the first International Soil Judging Competition held June 5-7 in Jeju, Korea. At the...

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