From Brooklyn to Uganda: how a chance email changed my view of agriculture, and my life

April 10, 2019

Virginia Tech student Dana Mulligan describes how a trip to Africa inspired her to study agriculture.

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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.

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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.

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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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A sustainable alternative to meatless meals

January 30, 2019

Robin White, assistant professor of animal and poultry sciences at Virginia Tech, explains how increasing productivity and reducing food waste can achieve the nutritional and environmental outcomes described in the EAT-Lancet Report.

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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.

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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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