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February 24, 2018

AIARD is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Future Leaders Forum is now available! As part of the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, DC, fellows attend the annual Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development conference and additional programming just for Future Leaders. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions.

October 23, 2017

Four new Fulbright Scholars, who arrived at the College of Agricultural Sciences in August, are looking to economics, sociology, and soil and plant science research for ways to put Colombia at the forefront of the world's cacao production. Under the guidance of faculty at Penn State, they will attempt to tackle some of the country's most pervasive issues, from education to production challenges and corruption.

October 12, 2017

This year, two graduate students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Ilse Huerta Arredondo and Celize Christy, will represent the University at World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct.18-20.

October 9, 2017

Five students enrolled in College of Agricultural Sciences programs will represent Penn State at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue, one of the events planned during the annual World Food Prize International Symposium, Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa.

August 8, 2017

As a dual-title doctoral candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture & Development, I dreamed of living in a developing country to offer my expertise and transform the deprived lived of marginalized small farmers. Funding from Penn State University and the USDA Norman Borlaug Fellowship afforded me the opportunity to spend a year in Ghana alongside cocoa farmers to document arthropod communities, conduct sociological investigations and test the effectiveness of pesticide replacements.

INTAD student Sulav Paudel with Gebisa Ejeta
June 22, 2017

The 2017 U.S Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security at Purdue took place during July 4-17 bringing together 40 graduate students from all over the USA interested in areas of global food security. I was fortunate enough to be one of the 40 who were selected to represent the Borlaug’s vision of a world without hunger.

April 18, 2017

Sarah Eissler, Ph.D. candidate and INTAD alumna, shares her experience of developing an international research project and identifying appropriate funding sources.

January 31, 2017

The International Agriculture and Development Competitive Grants Program provides an opportunity for graduate students enrolled in the INTAD dual-title degree program to conduct research in an international setting. Five student research projects were awarded funding in the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

January 30, 2017

Erika Pioltine Anseloni is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural Extension & Education and International Agriculture & Development at Penn State, who is passionate about communities and community development.

Megan Wilkerson is pictured second from the right
December 5, 2016

Megan Wilkerson, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development, was featured in the Innovation Showcase at the World Cocoa Foundation Meeting in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

Sulav on the far right, pictured with his advisor, Ed Rajotte, left.
December 5, 2016

Sulav Paudel is a native of Nepal and graduated with a M.S. in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State. Sulav has returned to Penn State to pursue a dual-title Ph.D. and shares his thoughts on why he returned.

December 5, 2016

INTAD student Christian Man part of Catholic Relief Services research team in Ethiopia.