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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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MSU to Partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to Support Advancement

Thursday, May 23, 2019
MSU to partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to support advancement

Michigan State University is joining other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture, or COEA, in Cairo….

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Craft Beer Industry Provides Economic Impact for Michigan

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Craft Beer Industry Provides Michigan with Economic Growth

Michigan State University has published a first-of-its-kind study, published in the journal Beverages, that shows the respectable economic impact of burgeoning beer and craft beers’ entire value chain…

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MSU Awarded $7.8M for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi

Monday, April 22, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

Michigan State University researchers received a $7.8 million grant from the Agricultural Transformation Initiative to build an independent policy research institute in Malawi dedicated to improving the livelihoods…

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Chinese and American Consumers Want More Trade, Skeptical of Policies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Containers on a shipping dock

Although 80% of Chinese consumers believe more trade to be better for their economy, only 62% find trade with the United States to be favorable. This discrepancy, found…

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Professor Earns USDA NIFA Grant to Research Consumer Acceptance of Gene-Edited Food

Monday, January 14, 2019
USDA

Vincenzina Caputo has been awarded a three year, $498,476 grant to study consumer choice behavior and demand for gene-edited foods using a neuro-economics approach. The grant comes from…

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MSU Faculty to Lead $50M Study to Strengthen African Agriculture Higher Ed

Friday, October 12, 2018
African Field

Michigan State University’s Thom Jayne has been chosen as the lead author of a study commissioned by the World Bank to identify how agricultural universities can effectively respond…

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MSU to Lead Global Legume Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
African legume field

Michigan State University is the home of the new Feed the Future Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab, uniting researchers from universities around the United States with international collaborators…

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AFRE Graduate Students Win 4th Straight Case Study Competition

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Students Awarded

For the second year in a row, graduate students from the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) won the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Graduate…

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Jayne to be Honored as 2018 Fellow of the AAEA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thomas Jayne

University Foundation Professor and Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership Thomas Jayne will be honored as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at their annual…

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