Tony Gallenstein, an AEDE doctoral student, is currently in Tanzania serving as a program manager for the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI), a USAID Feed the Future project. AEDE’s Dave Kraybill serves as the iAGRI project director.
iAGRI is an ambitious five-year program to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania.
Research by AEDE faculty and graduate students was recently presented at the 29th annual International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), held from August 8-14, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
Now about halfway through its $25.5 million, six-year grant, Ohio State University’s Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI program, in Tanzania is becoming a prototype for strengthening the capacity of agricultural universities to improve African food security for the long term. David Kraybill, AEDE professor and project director, has worked on-site at Sokoine University of Agriculture since 2011.
This article was originally published on the website of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Nov. 20, 2014
Each summer one of the most highly anticipated events for AEDE’s faculty and students takes place: the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). AAEA is the premier professional organization for agricultural and applied economists working in the U.S.
This article was originally published on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences website.
Written by Martha Filipic
December 14, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically.
The OSU Board of Trustees approved a $24 million project to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania. One objective of the project is to provide training for 120 Tanzanian graduate students to help improve agricultural practices, develop agricultural value chains, and improve nutrition in this developing country. Another is to facilitate and fund collaborative research on food security and nutrition, involving faculty from OSU and the five other consortium universities working jointly with Tanzanian researchers.