NC State Visits Kenya for Upcoming Project
CALS International Programs and Plant Pathology traveled to Kenya to forge partnerships before installing cold storage containers for African indigenous vegetables, which have high levels of nutrients and decrease malnourishment among the population.
Yams Benefit From Banana ‘Paper’ Cocoon
Wrapping yam seeds in biodegradable paper made from a mixture of unusable parts of banana plants and recycled cardboard boxes sharply increased yam size and yields in field tests conducted in Benin, Africa.
NC State Expands Partnership with Nagoya University
Nagoya University will establish a U.S. campus on NC State’s Centennial Campus — Nagoya University Global Campus — thanks to a new agreement that strengthens the partnership between the two institutions. The agreement will establish new dual-degree programs, large-scale student exchanges, joint faculty research with industry partners, and global internships for students from both institutions.
Study Abroad Student Spotlight: Abigail Bope
Abigail Bope, a student in biological and agricultural engineering with a minor in horticulture, participated in the University College Cork study abroad program in Ireland.
The Fellows’ Path Throughout Their NC State Livestock Training
Six Algerian veterinarians spent two weeks in North Carolina as part of a USDA-FAS Cochran Fellowship training on livestock risk management which allowed them to glean information from NC State faculty and researchers, connect with local farmers and governmental officials.
NC State Borlaug Cohort Shines at 2022 World Food Prize
NC State was well represented with its largest cohort attending the 2022 World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue to network with fellow USDA-FAS Borlaug fellow and mentors and discuss global food security problems and innovative solutions.
Horticulture’s Yencho and Pecota Win NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award
Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both recognized with the Innovator of the Year award for their work to develop a cultivar that now accounts for nearly 90% of sweet potato production in North Carolina. Released in 2005, Yencho and Pecota’s “Covington” sweet potato makes up 20% of the total acreage of sweet potatoes grown in the U.S. and has become a lucrative European export.
NC State CALS Student Explores Sustainable Agriculture in Spain
Renee Long, an undergraduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and CALS International Programs employee, traveled to Valencia, Spain, this summer with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship study abroad program.
NC State Hosts USDA Borlaug Mentor Workshop
CALS International Programs hosted a Borlaug mentor workshop event where past mentors elaborated on their experience of being a Borlaug mentor.
Jaime Adams, Senior Advisor of International Affairs for USDA, hosted by CALS SAIGE for Monthly Seminar Series
Jaime Adams, Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the USDA, participated in the International Seminar Series where she encouraged attendees to always challenge the norm, explore the unknown, remember that it’s okay to feel uncomfortable, keep up a work-life balance, talk with the locals when you travel, always ask questions, and consider working for the United States government.