International Programs in Agriculture

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

Thursday, May 7th, 2020 University News Story

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

Monday, April 27th, 2020 University News Story

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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Men speaking in front of a tractor

AgrAbility gets farmers back to work worldwide

Wednesday, January 22nd, 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

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 University News Story

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

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

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

Wednesday, May 29th, 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, transcending all cultures, languages, and backgrounds was a person. And a smile. “I really want to make people feel good and be happy,” said Chapman, a junior agribusiness: agricultural marketing…

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Thompson Scholarship part of a broader legacy

Wednesday, April 17th, 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 left in 1993, 10 percent of Agriculture’s students graduated having had a meaningful international experience. “That’s my proudest contribution as dean at Purdue and I think, probably my most lasting…

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Purdue joins U.N. network to tackle global challenges

Monday, April 8th, 2019 University News Story

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

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 University News Story

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

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 University News Story

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

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 University News Story

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

Wednesday, January 16th, 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 an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 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 school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Purdue Scale Up Conference opens with talks by Mitch Daniels and Akinwumi Adesina

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 University News Story

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Tuesday (Sept. 25) through Thursday (Sept. 27), the first of its kind in North America.

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Senior explores other cultures and finds inspiration visiting Colombia

Monday, April 9th, 2018

By Emma Martin Vincent Finnell stays extremely busy, like most college students. But after his trip to Cartagena, Colombia, he makes sure to take the time to stop and appreciate all the different cultures around campus. “Taking time to just stop, look around, and take in all the culture on campus is something we take…

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Chemical-free, low-cost crop storage bags that preserve food longer now commercially available

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 University News Story

The internationally recognized Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bag, a specially designed bag to prevent insect-caused post-harvest losses for farmers in developing countries, is now commercially available for farmers worldwide.

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