Food Across the Globe
Our impact on food -- food safety and security, improved crop yields and new crop varieties that reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides, improved health and nutrition, development of food policy -- stretches around the world.
April 9, 2016
Our impact on food -- food safety and security, improved crop yields and new crop varieties that reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides, improved health and nutrition, development of food policy -- stretches around the world. Our faculty members, researchers, students and staff strive to find ways to use the world's resources to the best and most sustainable benefit of Earth and its people.
Here's where we're working around the globe:
400 MSU Extension faculty and staff members work in food production, education and research in Michigan.
140 CANR researchers are working around the world on projects related to food.
Agriculture Biotechnology Project: Developing a late blight resistant potato
Improving the inclusiveness of agricultural value chains in West Africa
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Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa - policy impact leading to improved food security and living standards - http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/gisaia/index.htm; African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) - enhance the capacity of African countries to build functional biosafety regulatory systems that will enable countries to harness modern agricultural biotechnology support for improved food security, income and livelihoods, while minimizing potential risks to the environment and human health - http://nepad-abne.net
Improving Food Security Research and Analysis Capacity in Myanmar http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/Myanmar/index.htm
Boosting coffee industry
Evaluation of the Cambodia HARVEST: Helping Address Rural Vulnerabilities and Ecosystem Stability
Understanding today's global agricultural markets in terms of the emerging Chinese economy & food safety regulations in exported products from China
Building an export agricultural industry in a post-conflict society
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Anaerobic digester to create heat or electricity, as well as partially decomposed organic matter, water and nutrients that can be applied to crop fields as fertilizer
Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa - policy impact leading to improved food security and living standards - http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/gisaia/index.htm; African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE)
Sweet potato research and ABNE
Increasing bean productivity by resource poor smallholder farmers in the agro-ecologies of the Western Highlands of Guatemala
Dry Bean Production
Dairy industry development
Modeling Household Food Security given Climate Change Uncertainty; Scaling up Sweet Potato through Agriculture and Nutrition Project: http://www.afre.msu.edu/projects/impact_evaluation_of_the_scaling_up_sweet_potato_through_agriculture_and_nu
Dairy Industry Development; Scaling Up Sweet Potato Through Agriculture and Nutrition Project; Improvements in crop diversity and soil heath to increase yields of cereal grains and bushy legumes - http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/malawis-bountiful-harvests-and-healthier-children/
Mobilizing food security
Scaling Up Sweet Potato Through Agriculture and Nutrition Project; Food Security Policy Project
International Food Safety Short Course; Chronic aflatoxin exposure in children living in Nepal
Guiding policy efforts to expand the use of farming methods that meet agricultural needs and improve environmental quality
Bring aid to Nicaragua's farming industry and provide food, jobs and sustainability to a region poorly in need
Food Security Group: Agricultural Productivity Growth and Food Security in Pakistan
Scaling up Sweet Potato through Agriculture and Nutrition Project; Rwanda Coffee Project; Rwanda Women's Agriculture Development Project
Improve Food Supply in Senegal by bolstering agricultural education and research systems. This project has increased food supply and nutrition in Senegal
Guiding policy efforts to expand the use of farming methods that meet agricultural needs and improve environmental quality in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania. MSU researchers are working with universities, institutes and government ministries to promote strategies to help farmers become more productive and food secure. These strategies are designed to build the capacity of national policy institutes to support their own agriculture ministries and compete for and manage international grants.
A study to describe the epidemiology of Salmonella in food animals and humans in northern Thailand
Uganda: from the Gardent to School - http://foodsystems.msu.edu/resources/uganda_from_the_garden_to_the_school; Soil Health and Research
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Food Safety Knowledge Network: http://foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org/about/
Food security and agricultural policy
This article was published in In the Field, a yearly magazine produced by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University. To view past issues of In the Field, visit www.canr.msu.edu/inthefield. For more information, email Eileen Gianiodis, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-355-1855.