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International Ag Speaker Series: USAID CRSPs

Posted: October 23, 2012

The International Ag Series this Wednesday, October 31st welcomes Kathy Brown, Leland Glenna, and Rick Stehouwer, in a CAS faculty roundtable about PSU engagement and opportunities in the USAID CRSPs.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 31 at 3:30pm in 122 Agricultural Administration Building for a discussion about Penn State's engagement and opportunities in ten USAID CRSPs. A unique partnership between U.S. universities, developing country institutions, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) address issues of hunger and poverty through science and technology. The CRSPs are funded through support from USAID, U.S. Universities and participating institutions. The CRSPs receive core funding from the Bureau for Food Security of USAID. Many CRSPs also receive buy-ins from USAID Missions and other bureaus or offices within the Agency. Additional support is provided by the U.S. and host country participating institutions through cash and in-kind contributions to the programs. These matching and leveraged funds range from 20% to over 100% of USAID support, making the CRSPs an extremely cost-effective mechanism for international research and development.

Submitted by Ketja Lingenfelter (ketja@psu.edu)