Impact

Feb 25, 2021

Hamilton Chiango: Drought and Physiological Changes in Maize

Hamilton Chiango from Mozambique presented his USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellowship findings for a CALS SAIGE International Seminar. The fellowship focused on finding genotypes that can resist dry soil as a result of drought, which would be a significant success for the future of farming in Mozambique. 

Feb 18, 2021

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control.

Feb 1, 2021

Q&A: Director Sid Thakur on How NC State’s Global Health Program is Changing the World

Thakur talks about the importance of veterinarians to global health, the program’s plans for the future and why he’s optimistic that NC State can make a real difference in addressing the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Jan 28, 2021

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

In a study of 500 sourdough starters spanning four continents, scientists have garnered new insights into the environmental factors that contribute to each sourdough starter’s microbial ecosystem, and how different types of microbes influence both a sourdough’s aroma and how quickly the sourdough rises.

Jan 26, 2021

Small Business Administration Honors NC State Spinoff SinnovaTek

SinnovaTek, a spinoff company co-founded by Josip Simunovic, professor in NC State’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won an award for its international impact from the Small Business Administration. SinnovaTek produces nutritious, shelf-stable foods that don’t require refrigeration, working with food processing partners around the world, most recently in Kenya.

Jan 14, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect’s immune response.

Jan 5, 2021

Measuring Agricultural Trade Costs: Findings and Recommendations

In a new publication, “Agricultural Trade Costs”, current and former Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics faculty analyze international trade barriers.

Dec 16, 2020

Advancing Food Security and Food Safety through International Collaborations, a Seminar with Dr. Tawanda Muzhingi

The seminar with Dr. Tawanda Muzhingi from the International Potato Center highlights the impact of international collaboration in advancing food safety techniques to introduce the high nutrition orange flesh sweetpotato into the African market and impact food security.

Dec 1, 2020

Around the Globe, Groundwater Requires Local Governance

A new paper recently published by ARE faculty member, Eric Edwards, explores the incentives for cooperation and coordination required to govern groundwater around the globe. The overuse of groundwater threatens the water security of many regions in the United States, India, and China.

Nov 19, 2020

Otro mundo es Posible: Dr. María-Elena Cazar Ramírez

Dr. María-Elena Cazar Ramírez presented her experience in international research as part of the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series. This presentation was hosted over Zoom and Facebook live, which opened the seminar up to attendees from all over the world. This was doubly appropriate for Dr. Cazar Ramírez’s presentation, “Building bridges with International Collaboration: a Journey from Ecuador to the world”.