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When collecting wild raspberry seeds in Australia, University of Georgia scientist Rachel Itle first had to “calibrate” her eyes to search for the tiny, red berries. This, made finding them easier, but the wild berries were not plentiful. Some were bright red, some dull red and some golden, and the fruit is about a half or a fourth the size of commercial berries sold in the U.S., she said. CAES News
New Fruit
University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently travelled to Australia to collect seeds from wild raspberries and peaches to bring back to the UGA Griffin campus. As scientists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Itle and Chavez research Georgia-grown fruit.
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s. CAES News
Peanut IL tweaks RFP
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Concept notes on project proposals are due April 20 for scientists who would like to lead a project in the $14 million, five-year Peanut Innovation Lab program.
Helga Recke, a Visiting Fellow in Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education (AWARE) program, spoke at the International Agriculture Day Lecture and Reception. CAES News
Office of Global Programs
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students and faculty gathered Monday to celebrate their commitment to international cooperation and scholarship and to discuss current issues in food security.
Helga Recke, a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University's College for Agriculture and Life Sciences's AWARE (Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education) program, will give the keynote address on April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art. CAES News
Gender in Agriculture
Around the world, female farmers produce 20 to 30 percent less than their male counterparts, and experts believe that overcoming that gender gap will be key to feeding the world’s growing population.  
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Project RFPs
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research is calling for concept notes in two Areas of Inquiry: varietal development and value-added gains.
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Celebrating global food security
An event scheduled for next week in Washington D.C. will highlight the innovation labs’ role in global food security and the University of Georgia’s part in that work.
UGA graduate student Abraham Fulmer shows Haitian agronomists working at the Meds & Food for Kids facility in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, how to identify leaf spot in peanut in December 2016. Fulmer, who recently completed a PhD in plant pathology at the University of Georgia, did research in Haiti with the Feed the Future Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, which was at UGA from 2012 to 2017 . The federal government recently awarded UGA another five-year peanut research program to battle global food insecurity. CAES News
Peanut Lab
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the Peanut Lab, a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID’s long-standing partnership on global peanut research dating to the 1980s.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue (center) congratulates recipients of the CAES D.W. Brooks Awards Nov. 7. This year's winners include, from left, Professor Katrien Devos, Professor Ignacy Misztal, Professor Maria Navarro, UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Coordinator Wade Parker and Calvin Perry, superintendent of UGA's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park. CAES News
D.W. Brooks
If the world’s going to double its food supply by 2050, it’s not going to happen without genetically modified crops. That was the hard-line taken by molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' signature D.W. Brooks Lecture on Nov. 7, 2017.
Alyssa Beckstead, second row,  far left, with international friends on a hike to Lichtenstein Castle. CAES News
Semester Exchange
A semester abroad program didn’t seem likely for Alyssa Beckstead. As a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences biological science major with a goal of graduating in three years, Beckstead thought it would be impossible to find courses at an international university that applied to her major and allowed her to stay on track for graduation.  
This spring, Samaria Aluko became the first recipient of the college's Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award. CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Josef Broder and his seven siblings endowed the annual $1,000 award in spring 2017 in honor of their parents, Hans Broder and Margrit Ackermann. CAES News
Global Citizen
In high school, Samaria Aluko — currently a senior studying biological science — was a sprinter, a passionate, intense, focused runner who could run the 200-meter in under 27 seconds. She doesn’t run anymore, but she channels that intensity and drive into improving and saving lives and maintains her laser-like focus on radical compassion.