Africa's shifting landscape inspires Food Security Group Published: Saturday, 18 May 2013
Having worked for years in Mali, Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia, MSU’s Food Security group puts experience to work supporting food security around the world.
Spartan Engineers: Solving Real World Challenges Published: Thursday, 09 May 2013
At MSU, the College of Engineering is giving students the chance to provide solutions to real world challenges in developing nations.
When it has to get there, Spartan Teamwork Delivers Published: Friday, 03 May 2013
MSU’s School of Packaging has been a trusted collaborator with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture USDA, helping to ensure shipments of food during crisis arrive safely.
Producing clean energy, reducing waste Published: Friday, 12 Apr 2013
MSU scientists collaborate with leading researchers in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to bring clean energy to rural areas.
Economic growth in Malawi Published: Thursday, 04 Apr 2013
Michigan State University's collaboration with Lincoln University and the University of Malawi to help find new ways to contribute more effectively to African development and transformation through agriculture-led economic growth.
Conservation: One Bird Song at a Time Published: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013
A passionate ornithologist builds a scientifically valuable bird sound database.
We Have Bad News for TB Published: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013
Researchers at Michigan State University are developing strategies to combat drug-resistant TB.
MSU: A champion for resilient communities Published: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013
MSU and its partners in Tanzania are committed to unraveling the multi-faceted issues of poverty and are placing a priority on facilitating resilient communities.
Mexican Collaboration Shines Ligh on Osteopathic Medicine Published: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
Michigan State University has a new partnership in hyperbaric medicine with the Yucatan Department of Health, which now has a 23-patient capacity hyperbaric chamber.
Nourishing People - and an economy Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2013
In an effort to double the capacity of Malawi’s dairy value chain, MSU researchers led by Puliyur MohanKumar, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, are applying successful outcomes from a similar MSU partnership project that helped transform India’s dairy industry. India, now the world’s top milk producer, shares similar environmental and cultural traits with Malawi.
Follow MSU 's crew as it chronicles Spartan impact around the world Published: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013
The SPARTANS WILL. 360 crew is taking you on an adventure—around the world and on the scene—to see the indispensable work of MSU’s scientists, scholars, and students.
Learn more about the project or start exploring for a firsthand look at Spartan impact in locations from East Lansing to East Africa.
MSU to lead global food system innovation center on behalf of USAID Published: Friday, 09 Nov 2012
Michigan State University will use a $25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in areas of the world suffering from rapid urbanization, population growth and skills gaps.
Professor Takes on Debilitating Diseases Afflicting Millions Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
They don’t kill, so they don’t make many headlines. But river blindness and elephantiasis cause untold suffering for tens of millions of people worldwide, leaving many unable to provide for themselves and their families, and locking them into a cycle of poverty.
The diseases may soon be history, though, thanks in large part to Charles Mackenzie, a professor of veterinary pathology at Michigan State University.
New Links Create Opportunities for Medical Students and Research Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
In an effort to boost medical research and enhance global health care training, Michigan State University is creating new strategic partnerships with colleges and teaching hospitals in South Africa and the Dominican Republic.
The initiative, led by Reza Nassiri, professor and acting director of MSU’s Institute of International Health, will include faculty and student exchanges and may eventually expand collaborations in clinical research projects.
Tri – University Partnership to Advance Understanding of Veterinary Medicine Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Along with faculty from Makerere University in Uganda and Tamil Nadu Animal and Veterinary Sciences University in India, MSU faculty are bringing together leading researchers, educators and outreach specialists in veterinary medicine to address shared concerns with human, livestock and wildlife interfacing.
Providing Surgery to those in Need, Improving Quality of Life in Mexico Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
A long-term collaboration between a non-profit organization in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the colleges of communication arts and sciences and osteopathic medicine has been expanded to include the city government of Solidaridad. Together the partners will address ways to improve access to surgical care for low-income families in the region.
Strengthening Agriculture and Trade in West Africa Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
John Staatz leads a set of agricultural research projects in West Africa, with funding totaling $7.5 million, aimed at improving the performance of West Africa’s food system. Researchers, farmers, traders, government officials and non-governmental organizations are all part of a collaborative effort to improve agricultural productivity and access to food in Mali and other countries in West Africa. MSU’s Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics has received approx
Market – Driven Development in Burundi Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
For the first time in Burundi’s 80-year history of coffee production, the once war-torn, African country is producing specialty coffee to be sold direct to the markets, thanks to training and research provided by Michigan State University.
Community Development in Peru Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Providing opportunities for interdisciplinary teams of students to engage in community-based research and development projects in agricultural and engineering, Irving Widders, professor of horticulture, and Brian Thompson, professor of mechanical engineering, have started a study abroad program to examine and meet the needs of underserved communities in the Andean highlands. Successful projects include: fruit crop promotion, ecotourism education, marketing of commodities and water-heating
New Supporters Develop Mango Industry in India Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
With support from the Agricultural Product Export Development Authority, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and the National Institute of Marketing Boards, the Indian Horticulture Development Alliance is promoting growth in the Indian mango market.
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