LGU Colombia

Advancing Colombia’s peace building efforts through collaborations that enhance rural and agricultural development.

In collaboration with partners in Colombia, we take an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to our research projects that are designed to contribute to solving complex, local problems.

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December 13, 2019

Cali, December 9-10, 2019

The Colombia LGU U.S. Scholar program provides one U.S. teacher or researcher currently affiliated with Universities that are part of the LGU Consortium, the opportunity to participate in research and teaching exchanges in Colombia for an academic semester (from four to six months).

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September 3, 2019

Fulbright "Cocoa for Peace" workshop in Montería

Academic workshop was organized in Montería, the capital of department Cordoba, financed by the United States Embassy and Fulbright. The event brought together more than 190 international and national speakers and participants around the theme of cacao cultivation and graduate education.

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May 22, 2019

The Land Grant Universities - Colombia Consortium and Universidad ICESI are pleased to announce the organization of a Researcher Meetup

The event is sponsored by the US Embassy in Colombia and aims to foster collaborations between Colombia and US researchers in support of rural development and prosperity in the Santiago de Cali region and across Colombia.

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February 28, 2019

Penn State Fine Flavor Cacao Visiting Scientist Program 2019-2020

With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service, the Cacao and Chocolate Research Network (CCRN) at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Visiting Scientist Program. The program will support visiting scientists to work with Penn State faculty and international collaborators to advance research that is critical to the development of the fine flavor cacao/chocolate industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. These visiting scientists will spend six months at Penn State. Currently, the program is only accepting applications for economics research of the fine flavor cacao market. Exchanges will take place within the September 2019 to May 2020 timeframe, with exact dates to be determined jointly by the visiting scientist and his/her Penn State faculty mentor.

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