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September 2018

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


Message from CIRED Executive Director

On March 8, 2018, we celebrated the formal launch of the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED). It was a momentous day for all of us at CIRED and for our friends and colleagues across the campus and around the world...Read more

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CIRED launches $4 million Youth in Agriculture project in Senegal

For more than a century, youth in 4-H clubs have pledged to make their communities, their countries and their world a better place...Read more


CIRED to work on improving agricultural training in Guatemala

The $1.2 million, 2-year project will be led by GOPA Consultants, a private consulting company based in Germany that currently works with MCC-Guatemala on improving education and training...Read more



CIRED marks the end of ERA project in Senegal with symposium on agriculture innovation

It is said that all good things must come to an end.  Yet, one ground-breaking project in Senegal is leaving a lasting impact on the country’s agricultural future...Read more



Former visiting scholar earns national recognition for his research on pest management

A tiny pest called the millet head miner has been wreaking havoc on pearl millet, a staple crop in the West African nation of Niger...Read more


InnovATE/Armenia, ICARE welcomes new leadership

On July 31, 2018, Dr.  Vardan Urutyan, ICARE director, was elected the Interim Rector of the Armenian National Agrarian University at the ANAU Board of Trustees. This marks a new era in developing agrarian education in Armenia...Read more

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IPM Innovation Lab holds annual technical advisory committee meeting in Cambodia

From May 28 to May 30, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management met for an annual Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...Read more