Adrienne Tucker

May 26, 2023

Gatiboni Returns USAID via Uzbekistan

In March, Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni spent two weeks volunteering with USAID to train Uzbek farmers in an effort to return a lifelong favor.

May 22, 2023

NC State Hosts Cecilia Limera from the African Agricultural Technology Foundation

NC State hosted Cecilia Limera, Program Officer and Nutrition Lead in AATF’s Program Development and Commercialization Department. During this visit to form collaborations with faculty and staff she also learned about US agriculture extension and post-harvest loss management and processing.

Apr 27, 2023

NC State Hosts International Fellows from Egypt and Jordan

USDA-FAS sponsored fellows from Egypt and Jordan to join a Cochran Program training in the U.S. for two weeks. The goal of this training was to exchange knowledge and train the international fellows in novel agricultural methods for maintaining livestock genetics, mastering dairy and livestock management practices and maintaining livestock nutrition. 

Mar 23, 2023

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.

Feb 22, 2023

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.

Feb 10, 2023

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.

Jan 23, 2023

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.

Dec 7, 2022

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.

Nov 9, 2022

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.

Nov 3, 2022

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.