Long-Time NC State Collaborators Set to Visit Campus
NC State is gearing up for the “Building Partnerships for Health and Sustainable Agricultural Development in East Africa” symposium that will take place September 18-20.
‘I am in a unique position’: Assistant Director of CALS International Programs Highlights Her Work With NC State
An Interview with Adrienne Tucker who helps expand the international reach of CALS through scholar hosting and student travel programs.
NC State Hosts International Scientist from Turkey
Ekin Demiray is participating in the USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellowship Program. He will spend three months in Raleigh furthering his research on the wheat phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene (TaPAL) family.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Gift of Perspective
Dr. Tom Wentworth, Emeritus Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, and his wife, Linda Rudd, made a generous contribution to Research Pack Abroad, which supports student research and faculty travel abroad.