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Peanut Research Proposals
The Peanut Innovation Lab has issued requests for proposals in two new areas of inquiry: nutrition and gender/youth.
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Peanut Breeders Meeting
Collaborators in two of the Peanut Innovation Lab’s first projects met this month in Uganda to kick off work to strengthen a promising coalition of peanut breeders working together across the continent. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut is a research program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Jeff Ehlers (center), a geneticist and senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses project proposals with fellow members of the EAP, including Michigan State University professor Cynthia Donovan (right) and Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington. The Peanut Innovation Lab's External Advisory Panel met for two days at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in May 2018 to review project proposals in the area of value-chain improvements and varietal development. (Photo by Allison Floyd) CAES News
Jeff Ehlers (center), a geneticist and senior program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses project proposals with fellow members of the EAP, including Michigan State University professor Cynthia Donovan (right) and Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington. The Peanut Innovation Lab's External Advisory Panel met for two days at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in May 2018 to review project proposals in the area of value-chain improvements and varietal development. (Photo by Allison Floyd)
Proposal reviews
The Peanut Innovation Lab management team met with External Advisory Panel members in a retreat last week to discuss priorities for the first projects funded by the program.
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s. CAES News
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s.
Peanut IL tweaks RFP
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Concept notes on project proposals are due April 20 for scientists who would like to lead a project in the $14 million, five-year Peanut Innovation Lab program.
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Project RFPs
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research is calling for concept notes in two Areas of Inquiry: varietal development and value-added gains.
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Celebrating global food security
An event scheduled for next week in Washington D.C. will highlight the innovation labs’ role in global food security and the University of Georgia’s part in that work.
UGA graduate student Abraham Fulmer shows Haitian agronomists working at the Meds & Food for Kids facility in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, how to identify leaf spot in peanut in December 2016. Fulmer, who recently completed a PhD in plant pathology at the University of Georgia, did research in Haiti with the Feed the Future Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, which was at UGA from 2012 to 2017 . The federal government recently awarded UGA another five-year peanut research program to battle global food insecurity. CAES News
UGA graduate student Abraham Fulmer shows Haitian agronomists working at the Meds & Food for Kids facility in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, how to identify leaf spot in peanut in December 2016. Fulmer, who recently completed a PhD in plant pathology at the University of Georgia, did research in Haiti with the Feed the Future Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, which was at UGA from 2012 to 2017 . The federal government recently awarded UGA another five-year peanut research program to battle global food insecurity.
Peanut Lab
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the Peanut Lab, a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID’s long-standing partnership on global peanut research dating to the 1980s.
Scott Jackson will join the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in August 2011. CAES News
Scott Jackson will join the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in August 2011.
Peanut Code
An international group of agricultural scientists, including University of Georgia and USDA scientists based in Georgia, have mapped the genetic code of the peanut. Results of the five-year research project give scientists around the world a map with which to unlock some of the genetic potential of the peanut plant.
Daniel Mwalwayo, a visiting scientist from Malawi, works with Ruth Wangia in a University of Georgia environmental health lab. Mwalwayo is researching on UGA's Athens and Griffin campuses for 12 weeks on a Borlaug Fellowship, which is funded by the USDA and administered by the UGA CAES Office of Global Programs. (Photo by Allison Floyd.) CAES News
Daniel Mwalwayo, a visiting scientist from Malawi, works with Ruth Wangia in a University of Georgia environmental health lab. Mwalwayo is researching on UGA's Athens and Griffin campuses for 12 weeks on a Borlaug Fellowship, which is funded by the USDA and administered by the UGA CAES Office of Global Programs. (Photo by Allison Floyd.)
Borlaug Fellowship
Daniel Mwalwayo has spent most of his professional career working to ensure a safe food supply in his home country of Malawi.
Dagomba is one of the villages in Ghana where farmers work with PMIL partners to learn new growing and storage techniques. CAES News
Dagomba is one of the villages in Ghana where farmers work with PMIL partners to learn new growing and storage techniques.
Ghanaian farmers honored
A few years ago, peanut farmers in the Dagomba village in the Ashanti region of Ghana had little training in how to grow, dry and store their crop in a way that would increase yield and improve quality. They planted the same variety that has grown in the region for decades and hoped that rains would fall at the right time to make a good crop. They harvested whenever they could and spread the nuts out on the ground to dry in the sun. But when offered the chance to learn improved techniques, they took advantage and have results to show for it.