By GABRIEL SALDANA | The Borlaug Institute Two international participants of the Borlaug Fellowship Program – an international training program under the United State Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service – will return to their home countries with new insights to disseminate in plant biotechnology and food safety after concluding 11 weeks of training at Texas A&M University, College Station on Dec. 6. The training sessions were organized by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Julius Missanga, a molecular biologist from Tanzania,… Read More →
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 →
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.
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 →
Please join the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Thursday, Nov. 14, for the next installment of the 2013 Borlaug Seminar Series. In his seminar lecture from 7-8p.m., Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, will discuss Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty. Ferrari also serves on the board of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, where he has previously… Read More →
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 →
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.
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.
By TAYLOR WHITTLESEY | The Borlaug Institute COLLEGE STATION, TX – Piter Nataran, youth coordinator for the Association of Economic and Social Development (ADES), a Salvadoran NGO, traveled with Neil Rowe Miller, Director of Waco-based World Hunger Relief, and several interns from that program, on Aug. 21 to take in lectures on the agricultural development programs of Texas A&M University. The group – in a Wednesday tour organized and coordinated by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture’s Latin America Program Coordinator Ana Monzon – listened to talks… Read More →
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 →