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April 2019

A periodic newsletter of the Center for International Research, Education, and Development


Andy Muelenaer: A man of many hats improving health in Malawi

A search for medical supplies to send to Russia is where it all began. In 2003 at a biotechnology conference in the nation’s capital, representatives from CitiHope International stopped by Virginia Tech’s booth to inquire about donations. CitiHope regularly donates medical supplies to facilities with limited budgets around the world... Read More



IPM Innovation Lab works to combat the Fall Armyworm

The fall armyworm is an invasive pest that reached Africa in 2016 and Asia in 2018—resilient to harsh climates, the pest easily travels long distances and multiplies in large numbers... Read More



Scientist Spotlight: Tran Thi My Hanh

Tran Thi My Hanh, deputy head of Plant Protection at the Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI) in Vietnam, is a collaborator of the IPM Innovation Lab... Read More


Kristin Lamoureux: Leading tourism development around the world

For most travelers, tourism is about spending time enjoying their favorite destinations. Yet, in developing countries, tourism is opening the doors to abundant opportunities, providing jobs, livelihoods and sustainable futures for millions of people... Read More


CIRED welcomes Joshua Anderson

The CIRED team is pleased to welcome Joshua Anderson, business development director... Read More 

Project Updates


Youth in Agriculture project certifies future 4-H leaders

The Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture (YIA) team was in Kaolack, from March 18 through March 30 to lead a train-the-trainer workshop as part of their plan to scale up the 4-H positive youth development (PYD) program... Read More


Project to strengthen agricultural training kicks off in Guatemala

In September 2018, the kick-off meeting was held for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project in Guatemala to strengthen agricultural technical and vocational education... Read More


wgd conf

Women & Gender Conference 2019

From February 28 to March 1, 2019, nearly 200 students, faculty members, researchers and practitioners participated in the women and gender in international development conference ...Read More

CIRED colloquium

CIRED Colloquium Series 2019

The CIRED 2019 Colloquium Series kicked off this month with Dr. Otto Gonzalez, director of the Center for International Programs at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)... Read More

A periodic newsletter of the Center for International Research, Education, and Development