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Can Crops Become More Efficient?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Photo of a head of wheat in the field.

Michigan State, Eastern Michigan researchers have won a grant to probe a natural process that saps plants’ productivity. Plants were evolving for hundreds of millions of years before…

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MSU Named Top 10 Agriculture and Forestry College in New Report

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS,…

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MSU Economists Develop New Agricultural Policy Research Institute in Malawi

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Michigan State University (MSU) has a long history of research and engagement in Malawi to improve the country’s agricultural and public health outcomes.   Recently MSU reinforced this legacy of…

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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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Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Ship on large lake at sunset

Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing…

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Exercising Helps You Make Better Food Choices

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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A new study, involving a Michigan State University epidemiologist, has found another healthy benefit to exercising…making better dietary choices. The research analyzed 2,680 young adults in an intensive,…

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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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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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MSU Plant Breeder Improving Strawberries in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Weebadde and Maredia

Cholani Weebadde is a plant breeder by training. She’s also an expert in international agriculture. Her work with Michigan State University (MSU) takes her around the world, where…

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