Brown Bag: Promoting Technical Transformation And Financial Inclusion Among Smallholder Farmers In Africa

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Mario Miranda will discuss two interrelated factors that have been identified by development economists as critical impediments to wider adoption of improved technologies among smallholder farmers in developing countries: lack of access to credit and riskiness of income due to the vagaries of weather. He will focus on his experiences in Ghana, …

Brown Bag: Culture, Agriculture And Shrubs: Improving Soils and Crop Yield in West Africa

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sahel is an ecologically fragile environment where in-season drought periods are common, causing chronic low yields, crop failures, and long-term food insecurity. Biologically based systems are needed that utilize local resources and can buffer against drought in the Sahel. Two native shrubs, Piliostigma reticulatum and Guiera senegalensis, coexist with row crops …

Brown Bag: The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program (SRTC) is an interdisciplinary, international service-learning program for students, faculty and staff across several Ohio State departments and Tanzanian partners. SRTC Program co-founder Joe Campbell will discuss the program’s participatory, values-based approach working with the village of Marwa and the Same District (Tanzania) to bring …

Brown Bag: Health And Demographic Surveillance In Africa: Experiences From The Last 25 Years

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Africa is the world region with the least information on population health.  Most civil registration and vital statistics systems in Africa cover a small fraction of the population and produce data that are not useful.  Consequently, the empirical basis for understanding population dynamics and population health in Africa is surprisingly thin.  Professor …

New “Voices From The Field” Brown Bag Series Focuses On Africa

The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa. The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or …

EVENT: EPN Breakfast Club: We All Need Healthy Rivers

In honor of World Water Month, the Environmental Professionals Network program will be jointly presented with the Water Management Association of Ohio. We All Need Healthy Rivers Keynote speaker: Bob Irvin, CEO and President of American Rivers Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:45 am Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center Cost: $15 (breakfast and keynote address only) $30 …

EVENT: Faculty Forum: Sustainable Water Infrastructure

On November 18, 2016, the Sustainable and Resilient Economy and Global Water Institute will seek to identify and build a community of Ohio State faculty who are engaged in work related to water systems and interested in pursuing collaborative research, teaching or outreach that addresses these challenges. Join us for a structured forum to discuss opportunities for developing sustainable and …

EVENT: Global One Health Symposium

Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative will host its inaugural symposium “Innovation to Impact” on National One Health Day. The interdisciplinary initiative addresses curriculum twinning and electronic capacity-building in priority global areas including maternal and child health, tuberculosis, food safety, zoonotic disease prevention and chronic diseases. Marty Kress, executive director of the Global Water Institute, will speak at a Thursday …

EVENT: Global Water Institute At GIS Day

The Global Water Insitute’s Senior Research Associate Rebecca Gianotti will give a lightning talk at the campus GIS Day about using GIS to explore water resource sustainability in Tanzania. Date: Nov. 16, 2016, 10-4 p.m. Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library) More information: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/gis-day-2016/