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Jun 2017
The Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center, a Virginia Cooperative Extension Project at Virginia State University, is an indoor farm in the middle of a food desert in the city of Petersburg. The center is an example of how urban agriculture can be used to redevelop inner city communities through agriculture enterprise. The center serves as a year-round vegetable production facility, a retail storefront, and a research center.

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Jun 2017
Providing the correct balance of nutrients can be challenging for chicken farmers who mix their own feed. Nutritional imbalance can lead to malnourished or stressed chickens. An assistant professor at the University of Georgia released a mobile app that will help poultry producers mix feed ingredients to maintain a healthy flock.

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Jun 2017
Local stakeholders have been formally influencing the research and engagement agenda at the University of North Dakota (UND) for nearly 10 years through the Community Connect forum, journal, and website.

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Jun 2017
A team of breeders and geneticists at Kansas State University’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), are using DNA markers to predict important traits for bread wheat, such as dough strength and loaf volume.

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Jun 2017
In 2004, Auburn University was invited by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to create a replicable model to educate and mobilize college students in the fight against hunger. In partnership with WFP, Auburn designed a whole-of-university approach that included a grassroots student action and advocacy platform, as well as an academic agenda of teaching, research, and outreach.

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Jun 2017
The Carver Integrative Sustainability Center (CISC), launched in 2010 at Tuskegee University, is a regional, national, and international leader in agricultural and environmental sustainability focusing on challenges of socially disadvantaged and minority communities and small farmers in the South and in low-income countries. CISC builds upon the legacy of research and service initiated at Tuskegee University by George Washington Carver in 1896.

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Jun 2017
The Index-Based Livestock Insurance project (IBLI) in Kenya, and more recently Ethiopia, uses advanced satellite technology to build an index based on an area’s vegetation coverage. When vegetation coverage fails to reach a certain threshold, the payout helps farmers to recover losses. This project has changed how many pastoral households in eastern Africa deal with drought.

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Jun 2017
AgReach has grown out of several USAID and Feed the Future (FtF) projects, which began in 2010 with the Modernizing Agriculture and Extension Services (MEAS) project. Through collaboration with public and private institutions, governments, and nongovernmental organizations, these projects have transformed extension into more demand-driven, gender responsive, and nutrition-sensitive systems through building local capacity and applying research-based program designs, which ultimately serve millions of smallholder farmers.

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Jul 2017
Thought For Food is an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study around the world to learn more about the complex challenges of food security and to inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.

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Jul 2017
Programming for Nutritionally Yours aims to educate the citizens of Louisiana about the positive benefits of making healthy nutritional choices, how to expand their food dollar and how to prepare food safely.

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