CALS SAIGE Hosts AGRIVI Agrisuccess Manager Ines Hajdu as Part of Seminar Series
On September 9th, CALS International Programs and CALS SAIGE hosted a virtual seminar with Ines Hajdu, Agrisuccess Manager of AGRIVI. Based in Croatia, Hajdu shared about AGRIV's purpose, goals, services offered, and impact as well as her own experience with agriculture and with the company itself.
Dr. Miljan Erbez: Development Projects in Agriculture
Dr. Miljan Erbez, Higher Senior Associate for EU Integration in animal husbandry in the Ministry of Agriculture from Bosnia and Herzegovina, traveled to NC State in 2017 as part of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Cochran Fellowship Program and recently gave a presentation for the CALS SAIGE International Seminar series this March.
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.
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”.
Dr. Carlos Iglesias: Growing Connections
CALS SAIGE hosted Dr. Carlos Iglesias, the new Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium at NC State, for an international seminar presentation.
From Raleigh to Djilor: Dannica Wall and Poultry Farming in Senegal
Poultry Science PhD student Dannica Wall gave an eye-opening presentation on her time spent in Djilor, Senegal as part of the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series. Wall was sent abroad through Farmer to Farmer, a USAID-funded program that seeks to increase agricultural productivity, sustainable farming practices, and strengthen existing institutions.
Tummy Talk: Dr. Diego Bohorquez and The Neuroscience of The Gut
In the final seminar of CALS SAIGE’s fall international seminar series, Dr. Diego Bohorquez, a gut-brain neuroscientist from Duke University, gave an interview and open dialogue about his experience with international research. The crux of Dr. Bohorquez’ current work rests at the idea that the little nervous sensors in the human gut, called neuropods, use nutritional information to communicate with the brain.
Dr. S. Gary Bullen: “Short Term International Opportunities”
As part of a series of seminars hosted by CALS SAIGE, Dr. S. Gary Bullen presented “’Short Term International Opportunities’ NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics”. Dr. Bullen reflected on his experience working with local farmers to build their business capabilities and reported on lessons learned.