Buckeyes Playing Long Game in Tanzanian ‘Feed the Future’ Initiative
In areas of the world where poverty and malnutrition are palpable, efforts to address food insecurity are matters of life and death.
But in addition to helping food producers in those nations boost production today, it’s just as vital to strengthen their institutional capabilities to address the challenge for generations to come.
So say the leaders of Ohio State University’s Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI. Now about halfway through its $25.5 million, six-year grant, the project in the East African nation of Tanzania is becoming a prototype for strengthening the capacity of agricultural universities to improve African food security for the long term.
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