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$11M USAID Grant to Help Developing Nations Improve Food Security Policymaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MSU earns $11 million USAID grant to help developing nations improve food security policymaking

The Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group (FSG), based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), has received an $11 million grant from the United States…

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Using Computer Games to Aid Cognitive Development in African Children

Friday, May 17, 2019
Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up…

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More Humans Does Not Necessarily Mean Fewer African Carnivores

Friday, March 1, 2019
hyena and pup

African carnivores face numerous threats from humans. So, it’s a fair assumption that the presence of more humans automatically equates to decreases across the board for carnivores. New…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Satellite Data Helping Farmers in Africa, Asia

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Joseph Messina

Michigan State University’s Joe Messina, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science, and associate dean for Research in the College of Social Science, is known…

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MSU Project Preserves Photography Heritage in Mali

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Since 2011, Candace Keller, associate professor of African Art and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, has led an international team of photographers,…

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MSU Scientists Helping African Farmers Grow New Sources of Protein

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Atsuko Kanazawa

Atsuko Kanazawa, assistant professor in the lab of University Distinguished Professor David Kramer, focuses on understanding the basics of photosynthesis, the process by which which plants capture solar…

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African Immigrants: Race and Gender Impact Economic Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephanie Nawyn

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study…

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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Friday, October 27, 2017

Walter Hawthorne, Professor of African History and Chairperson of the Department of History, presents his latest research to the MSU Board of Trustees on October 27, 2017. Hawthorne…

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Africans’ Food: Now More Purchased, Perishable and Processed

Monday, October 16, 2017
Tschirley, Reardon, and Liverpool-Tasie

David Tschirley, professor , Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University (MSU), is studying the economic changes taking place  in Africa today and…

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