The First World Congress on Agritourism: Highlights and Contributions From NCSU
Dr. Carla Barbieri and Claudia Gil Arroyo traveled to Bolzano, Italy, to participate in the first-ever World Congress on Agritourism. As the academic keynote speaker, Barbieri presented the advances and the future directions of agritourism research in the US and Canada. Gil Arroyo led a panel session on the contribution of agritourism for the future of rural areas. She also presented on gender roles in community-based agritourism, a study she led in the Peruvian Andes.
Global Research Outreach in Nairobi: Biochemistry’s Jose Ascencio-Ibanez
Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Jose Ascencio-Ibanez recently attended a one-week outreach initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal: partner with international researchers to help identify drivers of viral evolution infecting cassava plants, an important staple crop
International Seminar: Benefits from Experiencing our Complicated World
Dr. Bob Patterson took us on a journey through the moments and people that shaped his career and international work stemming from his early days as a researcher to his current involvement overseas. We were guided through a lifetime of experiences emphasizing the importance of inclusion, equality, trust, and creating opportunities for all.
ARE Extension Faculty Participate in “Sorghum Exposure and Utilization” Program
Agriculture and Resource Economics faculty interact with Cochran fellows from Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela to share knowledge about sorghum utilization in animal feed.
Peru Partnership Focuses on Aquaculture, Fisheries
Through a new model of international cooperation called CREdO (Connecting Research, Education, and Outreach) CALS will partner with the Peruvian government to design and develop their educational, research and extension systems.
Rhinos On The Resume: International Experience Bolsters Future Plans
Teaching Associate Professor Shweta Trivedi has led one of NC State’s most unique and hands-on study abroad programs: 15 days of full-time work alongside a wildlife veterinarian on his rounds across Limpopo Province and Greater Kruger National Park area in South Africa.
CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series: Dr. Rick Brandenburg
Dr. Rick Brnadenburg was the kickoff speaker for the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series where he shared his experiences conducting research in Africa.
Partner Profile: BecA-ILRI Hub
NC State’s in-depth partnerships with leading international institutions, consortia, and research hubs around the world create globally-engaged and experienced scientists. The university signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub in 2016 to increase international collaboration of research on African agricultural challenges.
Spotlight: Anne Njoroge, Borlaug Fellow
Anne was selected in the Borlaug Fellowship Program, a very competitive program for mid-career scientists from developing and middle-income countries, to work with Dr. Jean Ristaino at NC State.
NC State Welcomes Zhejiang University Study Abroad Students
Students from Zhejiang University and Nanjing Normal University in China visited NC State as part of their 10-year study abroad partnership