Category Archives: #Academic

The Borlaug Centennial Celebrations

In recognition of the centennial birth year of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and agronomist credited with saving a billion people from starvation through his life’s work, the Borlaug Institute recognizes its namesake by sharing the following set of links and information related to Dr. Borlaug’s enduring legacy. Borlaug Institute Centennial Tribute Video Norman Borlaug: Journey to Statuary Hall | Preview | Iowa PBS Borlaug Centennial Press Links: Forbes The Dallas Morning News Texas A&M Battalion  Roll Call Bring Me the… Read More →

Video: Heifer International CEO discusses opportunities, initiatives

In his seminar lecture, recorded November 14, 2013 at Texas A&M University, Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, reviews Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty. We join the video as Dr. Linda Cleboski, the Borlaug Institute’s associate director for program implementation, introduces Ferrari by reviewing select aspects of his career in development. College Station, TX TV station KBTX covers Ferrari’s lecture and Heifer International The Borlaug Institute Seminar Series is a… Read More →

Video: Julie Borlaug introduces USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah at 2013 Feeding the Planet Summit

  The linked video is official footage of the 2013 Feeding the Planet Summit at the George Washington University. In the video above, Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug, introduces Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.) Shah, the event’s keynote speaker, takes a look at the five most innovative things the US is doing to feed the world at the Feeding the Planet Summit.

Dominican Republic: Nutrition with Kids in the Garden

By TAYLOR WHITTLESEY | The Borlaug Institute We all start laughing. Our hands are covered in dirt but the final product was well worth it. We sat down to survey our creations and smile. The bottle gardens of Cajuil fruit look beautiful. With the feeling of satisfaction still lingering, the kids pick up their bottle gardens to take them home. I smile; we actually did this. My trip to the Dominican Republic began mid May with a small group of students and friends from Texas A&M University to… Read More →

Video: Renowned desert researcher Mary Seely reviews her work with Gobabeb Research and Training Center, Texas A&M

Please join the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Oct. 25 as we welcome renowned desert researcher Dr. Mary Seely for the next installment of our 2013 seminar series. Dr. Mary Seely, the 2013 recipient of the Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research, is a current board member and former director of the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre of Walvis Bay, Namibia, Africa. In her seminar lecture, recorded Oct. 25, 2013, Seely reviews initiatives of Gobabeb as well as her own research and its implications. She highlights the role… Read More →

Borlaug Institute Seminar: Dimensions of Development | Sept. 20

Download Dr. Mullins’ slide presentation here. The Borlaug Institute on Sept. 20 welcomed Dr. Gary Mullins, an agricultural economist whose career in development spans the last quarter century. Dr. Mullins is the Borlaug Institute’s new regional director for initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. In his fall seminar lecturer, Mullins reflects on how his extensive field experiences and lessons learned can be harnessed in his new capacity. He reviews the critical issues that the Borlaug Institute must address in pursuit of its vision – a world without hunger or poverty.

Seminar: The Monumental Task of Feeding the Future

The Honorable Marty McVey is a presidential appointee to the United States Agency for International Development’s Board for International Food and Agriculture Development and president of McVey and Associates LLC. of Houston. McVey in his presentation, recorded Oct. 11, reviews the ongoing initiatives and developments of USAID’s Feed the Future program — a major initiative of the U.S. Government in global hunger and food security.  

Admin panel to review AgriLife’s international objectives in BI fall Seminar Series opener

Please join the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Sept. 12 as we welcome a high-level panel of Texas A&M AgriLife administrators to review the ever-expanding international role of Texas A&M Agrilife through the Borlaug Institute. The panel will review how the branches of AgriLife work within the University System as well as with external partners to carry on an overarching mission of sustainable, integrated global development. The seminar will be held Thursday from noon to 1p.m. in room 129 of the Agriculture & Life Sciences Building (AGLS) at… Read More →

Granddaughter of Norman Borlaug reviews gender’s role in Feed the Future initiative

In the above video, taken at the US Agency for International Development’s  May 2013 Gender GLEE event, Julie Borlaug, Associate Director for External Relations at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, discusses the importance of gender in the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative.

Borlaug Institute student staffers prepare for global international development contest

  By GABRIEL SALDANA | The Borlaug Institute | COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — The local community could serve as host to a new incubator for youth agricultural exploration if a group of four Texas A&M students – three of whom are staff of the Borlaug Institute – sees success in an annual global competition. The students are members of Team Green Eggs & Ham, one of about 70 teams competing in the annual Thought For Food Challenge. The contest is open to university students from across the… Read More →