Planning for Spring travel to Ghana and Uganda is well-underway!
A visit to KNUST is planned for March 13-15. The team, Dr. Michael Retallick and Dr. Judith Levings, will travel to Kumasi where they will conduct professional development on ways to use the PBEA modules and how to enhance classroom learning and teaching. Faculty from the University of Cape Coast, University for Developmental Studies in Tamale and the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani, have been invited to join with the faculty from KNUST.
A visit to the Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) is planned for the week of March 18-22. The PLC Team, Dr. Michael Retallick and Dr. Greg Miller, along with Dr. Kendall Lamkey, will visit the ISU Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at Kumuli the first part of the week. Then they will attend a meeting with the Sasawaka African Association before visiting with and conducting professional development for the MaRCCI faculty.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and University Awards
The ISU Plant Breeding Education in Africa team received the Team Award! The team was formed to address a critical need to educate the next generation of plant breeders at the Masters of Science level in Africa. The project received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation totaling $2.8 million, which was distributed between the Agronomy and Agricultural Education and Studies departments. Congrats to the team and thanks to all who contributed support letters and other documentation!
About our Project!
An excellent article about our plant breeding project called " International Collaboration in Plant Breeding Education, " was published in CSA News. CSA news is the official magazine for members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.