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Article ID: 691821

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Other Ambassadors Highlight Indiana University’s “America’s Role in the World” Conference

Indiana University

On March 28 and 29, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and other foreign policy experts will be available for interviews on topics such as U.S. engagement abroad, democracy across the world, the rise of Asia, global food security, and refugees during Indian University's "America's Role in the World" conference.

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27-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689652

New Funding Supports Cassava Development in Africa

Cornell University

Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase yield and respond to the needs of smallholder farmers and processors.

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15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    24-Nov-2017 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 685555

To Address Hunger Effectively, First Check the Weather, Says New Study

University of Vermont

Understanding the climate context is important is determining how to best respond to food insecurity, according to a study of nearly 2,000 smallholder farms in Africa and Asia. Rainfall patterns determined whether financial supports or agricultural inputs or practices were the most effective intervention.

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21-Nov-2017 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 685372

Penn State Team Wins $7M Award to Enlist Insects as Allies for Food Security

Penn State College of Engineering

A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.

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16-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 683265

DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.

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17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT
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    15-Sep-2017 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 681148

Global Food Expert Martin Bloem to Lead the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Martin W. Bloem, MD, PhD, a leading expert in global food and nutrition research and policy, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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14-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 680092

Partnering for Poultry: A Public-Private Partnership

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Partnering for Poultry is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by the Darden School of Business’ Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships.

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25-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 671178

A ‘Bionic Leaf’ Could Help Feed the World

American Chemical Society (ACS)

In the second half of the 20th century, the mass use of fertilizer was part of an agricultural boom called the “green revolution” that was largely credited with averting a global food crisis.

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20-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT
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Experts Available as Sources on Avian Influenza, Prevention, Biosecurity, and the Economic Impacts of Outbreaks

Mississippi State University

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27-Mar-2017 3:25 PM EDT
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