Capacity Building

Gerardine Mukeshimana

Recent Legume Innovation Lab Graduate Named
Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda

Gerardine Mukeshimana, a 2013 graduate of Michigan State University’s (MSU) doctoral program in plant breeding and genetics in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Pulse CRSP student, was appointed the new Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources […]

Farmer with a pheromone trap in a cabbage field, Bangladesh

IPM Innovation Lab HostsThree Workshops in Ethiopia, Nepal, and the Philippines

In July and August the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovation Lab hosted three workshops in Ethiopia, Nepal, and the Philippines. Click on the links under the brief descriptions to read more about the workshops on the IPM Innovation Lab website. […]

Annual Innovation Lab Workshop

Annual Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop: Nepal, March 10 – 14, 2014

The March 2014 Annual Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop “Scaling Up Agricultural Research and Technologies & Designing Research for Improved Nutritional Outcomes” brought together members of the Innovation Lab community and USAID/Washington and Mission staff.  The workshop was held on […]

BIFAD Meeting 2014

U.S. University Student Engagement: BIFAD Public Meeting

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)’s public meeting on Jan. 30 in Washington, DC highlighted U.S. university student engagement including the Feed the Future Innovation Labs’ for Collaborative Research more than 30 years of experience and impact […]

Sintu Alemayehu, assistant researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in Ambo, Ethiopia, displays a tomato leaf harboring a tomato leafminer and showing damage caused by the pest

IPM Innovation Lab promotes workshops to address invasive pests in Africa and Asia

The Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab recently promoted two workshops aimed at fighting invasive pests that threaten farmer livelihoods across the developing world. A three-day workshop, Tuta absoluta — meeting the challenge of the tomato leafminer, was held in Addis […]

Quechers Workshop/IPM CRSP

Virginia Tech organizes symposium on capacity building for agricultural training and education in developing countries under the InnovATE project

Virginia Tech organized a Symposium on Capacity Building for Agricultural Training and Education in Developing Countries on September 18-20, 2013 in Fairfax, VA under its InnovATE project. InnovATE’s objective is to identify and disseminate strategies for building “effective and financially […]

Students at Egerton University in Kenya monitoring environmental data in the Njoro River watershed.

Are you a former CRSP student?

The Digest Project is seeking information about recently graduated students whose degree(s) were funded by the Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) or Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research. This information will be shared with USAID Missions. If you […]

Students at Egerton University in Kenya monitoring environmental data in the Njoro River watershed.

Building the Technical and
Institutional Capacity to Feed the World

To solve the puzzle of sustainably producing more food and feed for tomorrow under conditions of increasing resource scarcity it is critical to build the knowledge and skills of actors in the global food system today. This task has been undertaken by the […]

globalnutrition

Nutrition CRSP Goes to London

How does a program measure the impacts of complex multi-sector agriculture, nutrition, and health (ANH) programs? How can researchers capture the why and how of a program’s successes and failures? On June 21 and 22, 2012, the Nutrition Collaborative Research […]

What looks like a painter’s palette is a way for entomologist Dewi Sartiami (Bogor Agricultural U) to collect insect specimens–in this case, an invasive pest called thrips–from potato plants. Assisting Dewi are Naidu Rayapati (Washington State) and Gandhi Karthikeyan (TNAU).

Feeding more people with healthier crops: Virology symposium hosted by IPM CRSP in India

A symposium organized by the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) in India brings together experts in plant virus diseases to help farmers grow healthier crops. Almost one-third of the world’s population lives in tropical Asia, with […]