Ohio State-led food security project wins Emerging International Engagement Award

iAGRI award imageOhio State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement on May 1 presented the university’s 2014 Emerging International Engagement Award to iAGRI, the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative. The award was given during the annual Outreach and Engagement Recognition Ceremony at the Ohio Union in Columbus.

Administered by CFAES’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture, iAGRI is a five-year food security project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is a major Feed the Future project in Tanzania. Ohio State leads five other U.S. land-grant institutions in the effort to build the long-term training and research capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture and Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. Mark Erbaugh, director of International Programs in Agriculture, and Dave Hansen, iAGRI project coordinator, gratefully accepted the award.

Pictured at the ceremony are, from left, Peter Magrath, former president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; Valerie Lee, Ohio State’s vice president for outreach and engagement; Erbaugh; Hansen; and Kelechi Kalu, the university’s associate provost for global strategies and international affairs.

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