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.
When it comes to addressing issues related to hunger in developing nations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences nutrition major Becky Dobosy is not sitting still. While she’s been at N.C. State, the junior has traveled near and far to grow her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable agriculture and to put it to work.
Smallholder farmers in southeast Nigeria don’t have access to expertise from an extension service. But thanks to an enterprising journalist, farmers there can learn basic lessons about agriculture simply by turning on their battery-powered transistor radios to FARM 98.0 FM.
Dr. John Sabella, adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, has been named Interim Assistant Dean for International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Plants for Human Health Institute will receive funding through the Grand Challenges Explorations program designed to enable researchers to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.