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  • BHEARD Webinar: How to Prepare a Successful Graduate Research Presentation

    BHEARD Webinar: How to Prepare a Successful Graduate Research Presentation

    Posted on December 21, 2016 3:30pm

    Dr. Jenifer Fenton of Michigan State University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition discusses the finer points of graduate student research presentations and how best to prepare material.

  • BHEARD Webinar: How to Produce Successful Poster Content

    BHEARD Webinar: How to Produce Successful Poster Content

    Posted on December 21, 2016 2:43pm

    Dr. Jenifer Fenton of the Michigan State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition provides an in-depth look at poster content from concept to finished product, and how scholars can best present their research in a visually attractive and informative format.

  • Direct engagement spurs active learning at technician training workshop in Ghana

    Direct engagement spurs active learning at technician training workshop in Ghana

    Posted on November 17, 2016 10:42am

    All participants at KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) reported that the active style of teaching was new and quite exciting to them, and that they felt they had mastered the content through direct engagement.

  • Ghana welcomes BHEARD Mali to Accra

    Ghana welcomes BHEARD Mali to Accra

    Posted on November 16, 2016 10:52am

    The BHEARD philosophy of holistic personal and professional development took center stage in August when Ghana in-country coordinator Saviour Badohu gave Malian scholars a warm welcome to his country and provided some critical soft skills training.

  • World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part III)

    World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part III)

    Posted on October 28, 2016 2:00pm

    “I was surrounded by knowledge: international leaders, policymakers and farmers; executives from agribusiness and non-governmental organizations as well as scientific, academic and development experts who addressed the most critical issues facing global food security.” (Irene Kargbo/Ohio State University)

  • World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part II)

    World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part II)

    Posted on October 27, 2016 3:26pm

    The World Food Prize experience has made Liberia native Cheryl Williams more determined than ever to continue working with youth and women in agriculture and to advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sector. 

  • World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part I)

    World Food Prize 2016 - Reflections (Part I)

    Posted on October 18, 2016 4:40pm

    Marie Fausta Dutuze, second-year Ph.D. candidate studying animal and livestock science at Louisiana State University, was one of 12 BHEARD scholars who recently attended the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. “Attending World Food Prize 2016 was among the most inspiring experiences I have ever had!,” she said. “I felt incredibly honored and fascinated to spend the week by meeting people with outstanding achievements in contributing to food security all over the world.”

  • Webinar for U.S Advisors of BHEARD students

    Webinar for U.S Advisors of BHEARD students

    Posted on September 16, 2016 10:17am

    Presentation by Dr. Frederik Derksen, co-director of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program (BHEARD), covers several key areas for student success.

  • The Pest and the Quest for an Aromatic, Smooth-Tasting Cup of Brew

    The Pest and the Quest for an Aromatic, Smooth-Tasting Cup of Brew

    Posted on August 30, 2016 12:42pm

    Joseph Bigirimana, a native of Rwanda studying for his Ph.D. in entomology at Michigan State University, is conducting research in his home country in order to develop and improve techniques to manage the Antestia bug and to identify the factors that are responsible for the occurrence of potato taste defect in coffee.

  • Roundtable reflections: Youth will play key role in future of food security

    Roundtable reflections: Youth will play key role in future of food security

    Posted on June 3, 2016 9:18am

    Feed the Future recently convened a series of roundtables to explore emerging issues such as urbanization, youth and employment, and financing for food security efforts. These roundtables gathered a diverse set of expert participants—including BHEARD scholar Princess Adjei-Frimpong—for focused, small-group discussions about a potential path forward for a sustainable global food system.

  • Special recognition for a lifelong contributor to international education

    Special recognition for a lifelong contributor to international education

    Posted on April 1, 2016 4:17pm

    Anne Schneller’s lifelong commitment to scholars and their programs in higher education has contributed greatly to the success of international study at Michigan State University.

  • Borlaug LEAP Fellow focuses on nutritional security, hunger eradication

    Borlaug LEAP Fellow focuses on nutritional security, hunger eradication

    Posted on March 24, 2016 10:31am

    Emmanuel Kyereh, currently studying food science at Louisiana State University, has been selected as a Fellow for the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP). According to his award letter, Emmanuel’s research “has potential to make an impact in developing countries and honor Dr. Borlaug’s achievements.”

  • Support for refugees starts with  sharing of community resources

    Support for refugees starts with sharing of community resources

    Posted on February 18, 2016 3:03pm

    Cyrus Kimani, a first-year Ph.D. scholar studying in the Applied Plant Sciences department at the University of Minnesota, recently contributed to a first-place team finish at the 2016 U of M Global Health Case Competition.

  • World Food Prize Reflections (Part III): I will do my part, whatever it takes

    World Food Prize Reflections (Part III): I will do my part, whatever it takes

    Posted on November 5, 2015 5:16pm

    BHEARD scholar Regina Enninful, a second-year Ph.D. candidate at Kansas State University, actively participated in last month’s World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, and was inspired by the people she met and the conversations she shared – all in the name of reducing world hunger.

  • World Food Prize Reflections (Part II): Engaging, Inspiring, Humbling

    World Food Prize Reflections (Part II): Engaging, Inspiring, Humbling

    Posted on October 30, 2015 9:14am

    Taking part in the recent World Food Prize celebration alonside leaders in the field of agriculture and human nutrition was an experience that a dozen BHEARD scholars won’t soon forget. 

  • Reflections on the World Food Prize (Part I): No contribution is too small

    Reflections on the World Food Prize (Part I): No contribution is too small

    Posted on October 27, 2015 1:25pm

    Twelve BHEARD scholars traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 13-15 for the World Food Prize symposium. The spirit of Dr. Norman Borlaug inspired each of them to share their thoughts on how best to end world hunger.

  • ‘My dream is to help solve the problems of food insecurity’

    ‘My dream is to help solve the problems of food insecurity’

    Posted on October 9, 2015 2:19pm

    BHEARD doctoral fellow Clement Kubuga has witnessed the struggles of peasant farmers in his native Ghana.  As he works toward his Ph.D. in human nutrition at Michigan State, Kubuga’s goal is to eradicate hunger not only in his hometown and country but across the globe.

  • My journey to America: What it means to be a BHEARD scholar

    My journey to America: What it means to be a BHEARD scholar

    Posted on September 29, 2015 3:48pm

    Irene Sepeya Kargbo left Liberia in mid-August with mixed emotions about her three-year academic commitment. But she knows her ultimate goal will help her family and her home country attain a better standard of living.

  • Watch webinar with BHEARD Co-Director Frederik Derksen; review Q&A discussion

    Watch webinar with BHEARD Co-Director Frederik Derksen; review Q&A discussion

    Posted on September 15, 2015 11:26am

    Michigan State University co-director Frederik Derksen led a 60-minute webinar this month for U.S. advisors of BHEARD students that covered a range of topics including funding, training timelines, the research proposal and budget process, early steps for student success and more.

  • Plant pathology conference opens world of new ideas for BHEARD scholar

    Posted on September 2, 2015 3:48pm

    Plant health scientists from around the world descended upon Pasadena, Calif., during the first week in August at the annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society.

    The scientific program included more than 300 oral presentations and more than 800 posters featuring the latest scientific research, including one from BHEARD scholar Md. Mynul Islam, a doctoral candidate studying plant pathology at Ohio State University.

     

  • Ghanaian research leader emphasizes need for human capacity, improved communication

    Posted on August 27, 2015 1:48pm

    African agricultural scientist Dr. RoseEmma Mamaa Entsua-Mensah spoke to a group of BHEARD students about the importance of human capacity building and the need for innovative forms of information dissemination.

  • Telling a Better Research Story

    Telling a Better Research Story

    Posted on April 8, 2015 10:01am

    Michigan State University’s Princess Adjei-Frimpong, a BHEARD scholar from Ghana participated in the “Telling a Better Research Story” workshop and has had a video produced telling her story.

  • Mobile Phone Technology Uganda

    Posted on February 24, 2014 4:28pm

    MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY COMBATS AGRICULTURAL CHALLENGES IN UGANDA

     Minimal access to extension agents, illiteracy, and lack of information on best practices are only a few of the challenges that face many rural farmers in Uganda.  Daniel Ninsiima, of Makerere University’s Agricultural Research Institute, is trying to address some of these problems through the creative use of mobile phone technology.