Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

Nathaniel Kramer Student Activities, Wells to Wellness

The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program has announced a series of informational sessions for their upcoming service-learning trip in May of 2018. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to help a Tanzanian village address problems involving water access, public health, and gender equity. Interested students can find more information on the dates and times of these info sessions on the program …

Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The presence of women in African politics has been hailed by observers both inside and outside the region as a step in the right direction toward ensuring the representation of women’s issues. Focusing on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation during the Zimbabwean 8th Parliament Session, Fungisai Musoni will analyze the …

Brown Bag: Stuck Between Two Extremes: Trying to Find Solutions That Work in the Field and in the Lab

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Finding compatible research cultures in the field may be just as difficult–but is certainly just as important–as bridging different human cultures. For a recent project on foot-and-mouth disease, Rebecca Garabed experienced the juxtaposition of the research culture of a remote field team in Cameroon with that of the high-security US reference laboratory …

Brown Bag: From Focus Groups to Field Experiments: A Decade of Data Collection in Malawi

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Studying the relationship between identity and politics in Malawi forces researchers to rely on a plethora of data collection methodologies, including oral histories, elite interviews, focus group discussions, large-scale citizen surveys, survey experiments, lab-in-the-field experiments, and field experiments. Amanda Robinson will highlight the challenges and opportunities that each of these methodologies has presented …

Brown Bag: Veterinary Data Collection in Ethiopia- Maria Belu

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Kickoff speaker Maria Belu, DVM As part of the CDC Global Health Security Agenda, Ohio State led a mass rabies vaccination pilot this year in Ethiopia. It was a six-week campaign that included numerous field and classroom trainings. This work, part of a large collaborative effort to prevent and control rabies in Ethiopia, involved collection of data on dog populations …

Guest Post: Farmer’s Day Exhibitions Invite Innovation For Food Production In Tanzania

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Happy Nane Nane Day In Tanzania, Nane Nane Day is celebrated on August 8 with a week-long fair to recognize the important contribution of farmers to the national Tanzanian economy. Nane Nane (8/8) means “eight eight” in Swahili. This year’s (2017) Nane Nane theme is “Zalisha kwa tija mazao na bidhaa za Kilimo, Mifugo na Uvuvi ili kufikia uchumi wa …

Ohio State Student Farm Test Drives Irrigation Scheme For African Smallholder Farmers

Chaitanya Balasubramanyam Student Activities

When Peter Ngimbwa, a Tanzanian student in The Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, defended his Master’s thesis and returned to Tanzania, it seemed possible that a drip irrigation planning tool he had developed along with faculty member Andy Ward might be destined for oblivion, as too often happens with student projects. But a team of …

Tackling Infectious Disease With A Systems Approach: Two Stories From East Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Brown Bag Series, Wells to Wellness

A lunch forum featuring three international visitors working with Ohio State in East Africa. Date: Wednesday, June 14, 12-2 Location: Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus Lunch will be provided (please register for a lunch) Please join international visitors working with Ohio State’s Global One Health Initiative and the Global Water Institute to learn about …

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

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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

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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 …