CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.
Preserving international forests, providing food security and addressing issues of global climate change will require a coordinated effort, Frances Seymour, former director of the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, told an audience at N.C. State University’s 2013 Borlaug Lecture. And before the lecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences entomologist Dr. Fred Gould received the Borlaug Excellence in Service to Society and the Environment Award.
At Cuttington University in Liberia, the College of Agriculture and Sustainable Development is slowly coming back to life, thanks in part to support from and involvement by several faculty members from N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
More than 80 university students from the United States and abroad attended a summit at N.C. State University April 11-13 to learn about agriculture and tourism in North Carolina and to explore interests in international agriculture.
Mary Lewis spent six weeks traveling around Costa Rica working on research designed to shed light on one of the most important diseases affecting bananas. While her focus was the fungal disease black sigatoka, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student says the experience taught her just as much – or more – about what it takes to work in a foreign country and to interact with people from other cultures.
CALS student Becky Dobosy travels near and far to put nutrition, sustainable ag knowledge to work.
Dr. John Sabella already had a long history of work in international agriculture when he was appointed last spring to serve as interim assistant dean for international programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Less than a year into the job, he is turning paper agreements with international institutions into boots-on-the-ground working projects involving N.C. State University students and faculty members.
Ph.D. students Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Agriculture.
Two graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who visited the University of Zagreb in Croatia have developed ideas for study abroad programs that would introduce American students to Croatian agriculture and culture.
More than 55 Fulbright students from around the world will tackle the challenges of the growing demand for food at the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Global Food Security Seminar hosted at N.C. State University, Oct. 17-20. The seminar will explore the multi-disciplinary issues related to global food security, as the world prepares to feed a population projected to be 9 billion by 2050.