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Global Ag Innovation Forum launches with first virtual event

March 3, 2021

The Global Agriculture Innovation Forum began yesterday with its first virtual event, Farms and Farmers of the Future, welcoming participants and speakers from around the world. The Forum is produced through a partnership between USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and Purdue University’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture. The event attracted more than 1,000 registrants from more than 90 countries.

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Animal sciences professor to address food safety in Cambodia

November 19, 2020
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Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Program switches to virtual assignments

September 9, 2020

In April 2020, Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Cooperative Extension announced the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program to be implemented by Purdue University in Trinidad and …

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Purdue Farmer-to-Farmer Program Switches to Virtual Assignments

September 8, 2020

In April 2020, Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Cooperative Extension announced the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program to be implemented by Purdue University in Trinidad and Tobago over the next three years. A United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program, F2F provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries.

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New Book, Lowell Hardin: Mentor Extraordinaire, Honors Late Professor

August 7, 2020

International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) has released Lowell Hardin: Mentor Extraordinaire, a book published in honor of late Professor Lowell S. Hardin. The book accumulates Professor Hardin’s achievements and stories provided by individuals who worked with him throughout his tenure at Purdue University.

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How have you stayed connected during the COVID-19 pandemic?

July 28, 2020

International Programs in Agriculture at Purdue, like departments and units throughout the university, has paused normal activities such as travel and in-person meetings. In March 2020, the IPIA team migrated to virtual meetings utilizing the Zoom platform to continue to stay connected. IPIA staff have been meeting weekly since mid-March. The virtual meetings are not what you might imagine an all staff meeting would normally look like.

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Supporting students from Zamorano to Purdue and home again

July 13, 2020

Staff in IPIA and Food Sciences worked behind the scenes this spring to ensure 11 international interns’ well being and repatriation.

Ada Camila Montoya Gomez, a senior in environmental engineering at Zamorano University in Honduras, was deep into three research projects at Purdue this spring when safety concerns around the coronavirus closed the university.

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Purdue College of Agriculture announces inaugural recipients of new international achievement award

May 7, 2020

Purdue University’s office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) has introduced an award named in honor of late Purdue professor Lowell Hardin.

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Purdue IPIA to administer capacity-building program in Trinidad and Tobago

April 27, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Cooperative Extension Service will administer and manage the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program implemented by Purdue …

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AgrAbility gets farmers back to work worldwide

January 22, 2020

To Bill Field, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, a man who suffers a head injury falling from a grain bin in Indiana is no different than a woman who loses a foot to snakebite near Bangkok. “They have the same mechanical needs,” he explains — “how to get to where they need to be and do the things they’ve always done.”

Field directs the national AgrAbility Project, a USDA-NIFA-sponsored program that helps farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities meet those needs. His work focuses on three main areas: the health and well-being of farm families; enhancing emergency response in rural communities; and helping farmers rehabilitate after they’ve experienced a disability. The last priority taps Field’s ongoing research on assistive technology in agricultural workplaces.

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Purdue leads team to strengthen nutrition research in Laos

November 19, 2019

A four-year project will seek to alleviate malnutrition in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic by helping to strengthen its research capabilities. The project is being supported by USAID’s (the United States Agency for International Development) Long-…

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Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

August 13, 2019

Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded nearly $10 million to Purdue to establish the firs…

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No matter where he goes, he finds a smile

May 29, 2019

By Derek Berkshire No matter where Dane Chapman went, he was greeted with a smile. Malawi, South Africa, the Netherlands — in all those places,…

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Thompson Scholarship part of a broader legacy

April 17, 2019

When Bob Thompson began his tenure as dean of agriculture at Purdue in 1987, one agriculture student in four years had studied abroad. When he…

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Purdue joins U.N. network to tackle global challenges

April 8, 2019

Purdue University has become part of a United Nations initiative designed to bring together international scientific and technological expertise to address global challenges.

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Purdue joins U.N. network to tackle global challenges

April 4, 2019

Purdue University has become part of a United Nations initiative designed to bring together international scientific and technological expertise to address global challenges.

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Brazil and Purdue launch new graduate fellowship program in agriculture

April 2, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture and the Brazilian Ministry of Education through CAPES, a public foundation for the development of graduate education in Brazil, have signed an agreement to forge a new educational partnership.

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USAID and Cairo University establish Center of Excellence for Agriculture with UC Davis, and Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State universities

April 2, 2019

Guided by the ambitious goals of Egypt’s strategic plan for development, Egypt Vision 2030, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday (April 2) launched a five-year, $30 million cooperative project with Cairo University and four U.S. land-grant universities to create a Center of Excellence for Agriculture in the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University.

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

January 16, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of…

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Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

November 16, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the…

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