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Wednesday, October 17 • 7:15am - 9:00am
Harnessing U.S. University Partnerships for Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition: The USAID-funded Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)

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This event will highlight the work of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), a group of agricultural research activities that are jointly funded by USAID and U.S. universities. CRSP researchers seek scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty. The CRSPs build scientific and institutional capacity working with students and researchers to conduct activities to increase food security and resiliency in rural communities, build agricultural market systems, and advance the agricultural productivity frontier for both staple and high value horticultural crops, livestock and fish.  They have helped to design and promote “climate smart” agricultural techniques for small farmers in developing countries. CRSP representatives (CRSP Directors/faculty /students) will showcase the CRSP approach to research and partnerships as well as several recent projects in a panel and a poster gallery. The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) awardees for scientific excellence will also be introduced.


Please contact Caitlin Nordehn at cnordehn@culturalpractice.com for additional information.

Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:15am - 9:00am CDT
Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott