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  • The Farmer-to-Farmer program is looking for a volunteer for three weeks to train peanut processors in Senegal about proper post-harvest and processing techniques. Through Farmer-to-Farmer, U.S. volunteers provide technical assistance on practical interventions that increase food production and income, improve farm and agribusiness operations, help farmers gain access to markets, build local capacity, and conserve natural resources. Over…

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  • The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently brought together faculty and policy-makers from a variety of disciplines to explore how research can be part of feeding the world’s growing population. The panel of food security experts at this inaugural Global Food Security Summit included Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington and Maura Barry Boyle,…

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  • The 2019 Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology conference was held last week in Jinan, China, where the Peanut Innovation Lab Director, Dave Hoisington, and PIs, Peggy Ozias-Akins, Daniel Fonceka, Josh Clevenger, David Bertioli and Soraya Leal-Bertioli attended and presented some of their work through the Peanut Innovation Lab. Prior to conference, a short…

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  • A new report commissioned by the International Food Policy Research Institute details how international agriculture research benefits U.S. interests, both in direct and indirect ways. The federal government spends far less than some taxpayers believe on aid to developing countries, according to “How the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing…

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  • The new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI) will be run through a collaboration between Kansas State University, Cornell University and Clemson and will be based in Cornell’s International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, according to an announcement made Wednesday at the World Food Prize in Des Moines,…

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  • The Peanut Institute is launching a 30/30 Peanut Challenge, 30 days when Americans are encouraged to incorporate 30 peanuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter into their daily diet. “Studies in the United States and around the world have found that eating peanuts regularly has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease…

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  • The Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative under the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is holding a webinar on Thursday titled: “Aflatoxins: The Climate, Gender and Nutritional Linkages.” Panelists from IFPRI, USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, Purdue University and the former chief economist of the World Food Program will discuss how aflatoxins relate to…

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