PhD student selected for U.S. Borlaug Fellows program in Global Food Security
Aniseh Bro, doctoral student in the Department of Community Sustainability, is a recipient of a Graduate Research Grant through the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security
October 28, 2014
Aniseh Bro, doctoral student in the Department of Community Sustainability, is a recipient of a Graduate Research Grant through the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security. The Graduate Research Grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. Awards are made on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate a strong scientific foundation and leadership potential, propose a well-coordinated research plan that clearly articulates concepts and objectives that are innovative and feasible, and demonstrate a commitment to international development. Emphasis will be placed on projects that are interdisciplinary, but students approaching an issue through a single discipline will also be considered.
The title of Aniseh's proposal is "Farmer Adoption of Sustainable Coffee Practices in Nicaragua: Building a Choice Model for Producer Incentives, Investments and Climate Change Resilience in the Coffee Sector.” She plans to spend approximately six months in Nicaragua beginning in 2015 and to work with collaborators with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).