Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

A blog about leading science in peanut and food security.

PMIL student Hassen takes university teaching post

  Abdi Hassen, who completed research for a PhD with support from the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, has been appointed an assistant professor of Plant Pathology in the School of Plant Sciences at Haramaya University in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Over several months, Hassen worked with Renee Arias at the…
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Livestock Innovation Lab seeking grant proposals

The Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab is seeking grant proposals for projects in the target countries of Ethiopia, Nepal and Rwanda. The LSIL is based at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida and works in partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute…
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Job open for five-year ag project in Ethopia

ACDI-VOCA,  a private, international development nonprofit, is looking for a person to fill the role of Chief of Party for a five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future project in Ethopia. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA provides technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security…
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Call For Trellis Project Proposals

The Trellis Fund will offer 15 grants, up to $2,000 each, to local organizations for six-month projects that address horticultural challenges in the region. Organizations in Feed the Future countries — including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda,…
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Q&A with Abdi Mohammed: Aflatoxin Management of Eastern Ethiopia Groundnut

Abdi Mohammad Hassen

Abdi Mohammed Hassen is a short-term Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL) trainee working with PMIL Lead Scientist Renee Arias at the United States Department of Agriculture National Peanut Research Laboratory (USDA NPL) in Dawson, Georgia. Abdi worked with Arias from August 5th until October 27th of 2014. He has returned home to complete his PhD degree in Plant Pathology from Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. He plans to graduate in October/November, 2016.
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