Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China
This issue of the NC Economist explores the impact of recent events on the nuanced agricultural trade partnership between the United States and China. Buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic and political disagreements, what can farmers expect of exports to China in the challenging year ahead?
Around the World with Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Explore the global impact of Prestage Department of Poultry Science through their interactive map highlighting some of their international activities.
NC State Faculty Offer International Journal Publication Course in Lima, Peru
Dr. Hannah Burrack and Dr. Steve Hall led a series of virtual and intensive courses for a group in Lima, Peru to offer a guide for publishing articles on aquaculture in international scientific journals.
Faculty Focus: Holland Wins International Maize Genetics Award
Congratulations to Dr. Jim Holland who recently received the international Maize Genetics Executive Committee’s 2020 L. Stadler Mid-Career Maize Genetics Award for his research on maize genetics. Dr. Holland has spent the past two decades studying the genetic variation of maize to improve its agronomic traits.
NC State Researchers Continue Improving Sweetpotatoes for Africa
Craig Yencho and his team recently received part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue their work improving sweetpotatoes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The genomic tools developed through the three-year, $15-million-dollar grant will also improve sweetpotato breeding for North Carolina farmers.
A deepening partnership between NC State blueberry geneticist Hamid Ashrafi and North African small fruit scientist Ahlam Hamim is aimed at boosting blueberry industries in two very different parts of the globe. Hamim, a government scientist from Morocco, recently spent three months in Ashrafi’s blueberry genetics and genomics laboratory as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Hamim’s research at NC State grew out of an earlier trip that she made to the United States in spring 2018 as a USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellow.
Bosnian Faculty Visit NC State, Continuing the Connection
As part of an ongoing collaboration between NC State and Bosnia, three University of Banja Luka faculty members visited NC State to establish and build research connections.
Borlaug Fellow hosted at NC State in 2019
Current Borlaug Fellow, Dr. Maria Elena Cazar from Ecuador is mentored by Professor De-Yu Xie in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and is working on nutritional metabolomics of Cocoa plants.
International Partnerships Strengthen Global Health
NC State’s Global Health program merges veterinary research and training to address today’s (and tomorrow’s) most pressing animal and human health challenges. From infectious disease control and antimicrobial resistance, to food security, global health and more, the program puts the NC State’s teaching and research into action around the world.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Taking Travel Lessons to the Classroom
Whether leading students on a study abroad experience or introducing students to international ideas in the classroom, we seek to bring all corners of the world into our teaching, research and service at NC State.