Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

A blog about leading science in peanut and food security.

Green confirmed as new USAID administrator

Mark Green, a former Republican Congressman from Wisconsin and ambassador to Tanzania has been confirmed as administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Green was endorsed by lawmakers from both parties and many nonprofit aid groups. USAID administers more than $20 billion in foreign assistance each year, including…
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Offer advice on USAID research to achieve growth, resilience, nutrition goals

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are holding a three-day online symposium for development practitioners, researchers, and others working in food security. Aligning Research Investments to the Global Food Security Strategy: A Three-Day AgExchange on Nutrition, Resilience and…
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Mark the date: DC symposium set on international ag education

USAID’s Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education (innovATE) program has scheduled a two-day symposium in June to bring together educators, international development practitioners, government representatives, private sector players and USAID officers and staff to share expertise and experiences. The conversation will focus on insights about policies that help to develop…
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USAID session on peanuts scheduled for APRES meeting

The U.S. Agency for International Development will hold a session at next week’s meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting in Clearwater, Fla., on peanut in the international arena. “The Role and Future of USAID in Peanuts,” will be held Monday, July 11 from 4:30 to 6…
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USAID has opening for HICD leader

The U.S. Agency for International Development is looking for a new division chief to head up human and institutional capacity development (HICD). As a Supervisory Agricultural Development Specialist, the successful candidate will serve as the agency expert and coordinator in agricultural (HICD) activities, initiate new partnerships within the international agricultural…
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PMIL Annual Report complete for 2015

In its third year, PMIL scientists in the U.S. and partner countries made significant progress in their work to boost peanut productivity, fight mycotoxin and make farming both profitable and sustainable peanut growers. But, perhaps the most rewarding part of the past year’s work was seeing the next generation of…
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