Congratulations to Ian Sheldon who received the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Presidential Recognition Award for Special Service for outstanding leadership as inaugural editor of the AAEA journal Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. The award was presented at the AAEA Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony held on July 25, 2011 in Pittsburg, PA.
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.