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Aggrey Gama, a Malawian food scientist working on his PhD at the University of Georgia, recently returned to Griffin, where he is working with advising professor Koushik Adhikari, to design a peanut-based beverage. CAES News
Peanut drink research
Aggrey Gama, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Griffin campus, is crafting a drink that would deliver the nutrition and tastiness of peanuts to consumers in his home country of Malawi.
Patrick Broder and Hans Broder Jr., left, and Josef Broder, far right, congratulate Samaria Aluko, the inaugural winner of the Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award, on April 18 at CAES's seventh annual International Agriculture Day reception. Aluko will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support her work helping to provide health care to underserved communities. CAES News
Global Citizenship Award
Swiss immigrants Hans and Margrit Broder honored for their global worldview and dedication to their children.
The UGA CAES Office of Global Programs recognized eight students for completing the college's Certificate in International Agriculture. From left, Assistant Director of the Office of Global Programs Vicki McMacken, and Director of the Office of Global Programs Amrit Bart, congratulate Carleen Porter, Tatum Monroe, Sarah Pate, Anna Hartley, Anna Trakhman, Addie Tucker, Aiden Holley and Mary Shelley with CAES Dean Sam Pardue and CAES Director of Experiential Learning Amanda Stephens. CAES News
International Agriculture
The problems and promise of international agricultural development take center stage at the CAES International Agriculture Reception.
Former UGA CAES dean and director Scott Angle, pictured in hat, took a job with the International Fertilizer Development Center in 2015. After a decade of leading CAES's research, outreach and teaching efforts, he now spends his days working to help farmers in developing nations. This photo was taken on a trip to Ghana, where women are responsible for more than 40 percent of agricultural activities. CAES News
International Agriculture Reception
J. Scott Angle, former UGA CAES dean, returns with a sharpened focus on global agriculture to speak on what smallholder farmers need to succeed.
Caroline Phillips spent two semesters studying at ETH in Switzerland while earning her UGA degree. CAES News
Exchange Program
As she began her sophomore year, Caroline Phillips knew something was missing from her collegiate experience. “I had friends, was a member of various organizations, and was doing fine academically,” she recalls. “But I thought I needed something more.”
Dagomba is one of the villages in Ghana where farmers work with PMIL partners to learn new growing and storage techniques. CAES News
Ghanaian farmers honored
A few years ago, peanut farmers in the Dagomba village in the Ashanti region of Ghana had little training in how to grow, dry and store their crop in a way that would increase yield and improve quality. They planted the same variety that has grown in the region for decades and hoped that rains would fall at the right time to make a good crop. They harvested whenever they could and spread the nuts out on the ground to dry in the sun. But when offered the chance to learn improved techniques, they took advantage and have results to show for it.
University of Georgia horticulture professor Donglin Zhang worked with a team of American and Chinese scientists in fall 2016 to help identify tea varieties that might work well in the American South. Zhang and his colleagues visited tea fields in China as part of a research trip sponsored by the USDA and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. CAES News
Hometown Tea
Sweet tea may be the “house wine” of the American South, but very, very few of the tea leaves used in the thousands of gallons of tea Southerners drink every year is grown nearby.
Katrien Devos, a molecular geneticist at the University of Georgia, received at $1.8 million grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2016 to help lay the groundwork to make finger millet more productive and disease resistant. CAES News
Finger Millet
Relatively unknown outside of health food stores in the United States, millet has served as a staple food for families in Eastern Africa and Asia for thousands of years.
Mike Lacy is a professor emeritus and retired department head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science. CAES News
Poultry Outreach
Mike Lacy, professor emeritus and former head of the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science, has been tapped by the U.S. Department of State to help train agricultural extension agents in South Africa and to provide support to poultry farmers there.