Roger Thurow, Best-Selling Author, To Speak at Virginia Tech

August 15, 2019

On September 16, 2019, the Virginia Tech College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' Global Programs Office will host Roger Thurow, best-selling author and globally-recognized expert on agriculture and nutrition, for a series of public events as part of its Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Initiative.

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Custodians of Potato Biodiversity

October 15, 2019

By Stef de Haan, agri-food systems scientist, International Potato Center Nine staple crops account for more than 66 percent of…

Growth for Good

May 21, 2019

Ana Bilik, president of Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliated international NGO, writes about their work connecting people in food systems around the world to sustainably end hunger and poverty.

Harvesting Water In India

March 22, 2019

For farmers that rely on rain for their productivity and survival, harvesting water is as important as harvesting their crop.

Giving Women Goats: Why Gender Matters

March 5, 2019

In Uganda, ACDI/VOCA provided goats to women’s groups to increase mothers’ and their children’s access to milk for better nutrition and worked with community leaders and men to help them understand why women needed access to this resource.

Pulses: The heartbeat of nutritious, sustainable agriculture

February 11, 2019

In 2019, the United Nations designated February 10th as World Pulses Day in recognition of growing global enthusiasm for a remarkable crop that improves the health and productivity of humans, animals and the environment.

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2018 GAP Report Press Coverage

January 28, 2019

Press coverage of the 2018 GAP Report in Agri-Pulse, Hagstrom Report, DTN News and Feedstuffs.

4R partners promote water quality

January 28, 2019

Farmers use the 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices: choosing the right nutrient source to apply at the right rate in the right place at the right time.

Healthy pigs improve productivity

January 30, 2019

Decades of public agricultural research into animal health, herd management practices and feed grain production has translated into high pork productivity in the U.S.

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