GWI Improves Access to Water with BM Farm Africa Partnership

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The Global Water Institute (GWI) is working to improve agricultural production for subsistence farmers in the Singida region of central Tanzania, a semi-arid landscape where rainfed agriculture is a consistent struggle.. GWI has partnered with BM Farm Africa to provide agricultural education and training to two of our pilot project villages, Mughanga and Ghalunyangu. This partnership builds on GWI’s Sustainable …

Did You Know – GWI is Proud to Present an Overview of Ohio State Activities in Tanzania

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  What Our Collective Community Is Doing to Make Ohio State THE LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY OF THE FUTURE Tuesday, September 18th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Blackwell Inn Room 202 Pfahl Hall   Listen as faculty, staff, and researchers from seven colleges talk about their projects and research activities in Tanzania, and present opportunities for you to participate. Introductory Remarks:  Berry Lyons, …

Developing Integrated Strategies to Manage Diseases of Vegetable Crops in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Vegetables are a critical component of balanced nutrition but present many production challenges in tropical countries.  Among these, plant diseases are especially important and are a major factor contributing to low yield and quality.  In addition, due to poorly developed agricultural extension and subsequent lack of knowledge about disease management, pesticide misuse …

Tuberculosis Research in Humans and Cattle in Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. One person dies of TB every 21 seconds. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated approximately 10.4 million people fell ill with TB accounting for 1.7 million deaths. The global incidence of bovine TB unknown due to lack of surveillance. Approximately 10 to …

Spring 2018 Voices from the Field Series Finale

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The official wrap-up of the Voices from the Field Series: Challenges & Opportunities of Data will close with three faculty who will share perspectives on their research in East Africa.  Nicole Kraft of (Communications) will address Online Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia on April 4th,  Shu-Hua Wang (Division of Infectious Disease/Department of Internal Medicine) will present on “Tuberculosis Research in …

Online Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Distance education is on the rise across Eastern Africa as communities connect with each other and with universities around the globe. Assistant professor Nicole Kraft, EdD, will discuss how we are approaching distance learning through Global One Health. Wednesday, April 4, 12-1 pm Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on The Ohio State University campus …

Household Surveys for Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Multidimensional Data Collection

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Leah Bevis, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at Ohio State will discuss research she conducted in Uganda investigating the linkages between soil biophysical systems and human health. She will relate challenges she encountered and solutions attempted while collecting, processing and managing household, soil and child biometric data …

Re-Constructing the Colonial State: Experiences with Archival Field Research in Namibia

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Dr. Jan Pierskalla’s empirical analysis relies on information on the location of police stations and a near full census of police forces, compiled from the German Federal Archives. Pierskalla’s team found a mismatch between the allocation of police presence and the allocation of police forces. While the first was driven by locations’ …

Marty Kress and Michael Seid Will Present at IFA Conference 2018

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GWI Executive Director, Marty Kress, to co-lead a new session on social franchising at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention, February 10-13. Marty’s presentation at the convention represents a unique opportunity for GWI to have its concept for Franchising Water Services reviewed by the world’s experts in franchising. The concept is based on an idea Marty had when assessing the …

FABE Capstone Students Investigate Soil Moisture Monitoring For Tanzanian Farmers

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GWI is working with Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) team to work on an exciting Soil Moisture capstone project under adviser, Dr. Margaret Kalcic and course adviser, Patrick Sours. The team’s goal is to help Tanzanian farmers determine when and how much to irrigate their fields to improve their crop yields. As a part of the capstone project, the …