ACES International announces funding recipients for projects in Vietnam, Brazil, Kenya, and Pakistan

ACES International announces seed grant recipients

Four faculty from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) have received funding to further their international work through the longstanding ACES International Seed Grant program.

The goal of the seed grant program is to support awardees in establishing strong international relationships that will continue to expand and flourish into a larger and substantial international collaborative effort that will ultimately benefit departments, programs, the College of ACES, and the University of Illinois.

Past recipients report significant impacts from this funding, which is administered by the ACES Office of International Programs and funded through the Arlys Conrad Endowment Fund.

Congratulations to these ACES faculty for their funded projects:

Juan Loor, Animal Sciences, “Oil and condensed tannins alter the ruminal microbiome in ruminants raised under tropical conditions in Vietnam” 

Marin Skidmore, Agricultural & Consumer Economics, “The role of buyer-seller fidelity in zero-deforestation supply chain policy” (Brazil)

Matthew Stasiewicz, Food Science & Human Nutrition, “Scalability and Technology Transfer of Single-Kernel Spectral Sorting to Reduce Mycotoxins in Maize from Upper Eastern Kenya”

Salah Issa, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, "Survey of Agricultural Machinery Injuries in Pakistan"