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Call for participants: U.S.-German Forum on the Future of Agriculture

Farmers in the United States Corn Belt have until December 2, 2022, to apply to be a part of the U.S.-German Forum on the Future of Agriculture, a unique transatlantic dialogue starting in spring 2023.

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Illinois study: Which weather characteristics affect agricultural and food trade the most?

URBANA, Ill. – Changing weather patterns have profound impacts on agricultural production around the world. Higher temperatures, severe drought, and other weather events may decrease output in some regions but effects are often volatile and unpredictable. Yet, many countries rely on agricultural and food trade to help alleviate the consequences of local, weather-induced production shifts, a new paper from the University of Illinois suggests.

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ACES Global Academy announced for 2022-23

The College of Agricultural, Environmental and Consumer Sciences (ACES) Office of International Programs is pleased to present the 2022-2023 Academy for Global Engagement (Global Academy).

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Should maize farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa store or sell their grain?

URBANA, Ill. – Many maize farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa sell their crop at harvest, often because they need funds to pay expenses. Development agencies often support or sponsor harvest-time loans that encourage farmers to store some of their grain for later sale, on an assumption that its market value will increase in months to come. But that’s not a sure bet, as a new University of Illinois study reveals.

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ACES hosts Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)

To further the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) collaborations with colleagues in Brazil towards a shared goal of food security, the Office of International Programs hosted distinguished visitors from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in October.

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Two ACES affiliates receive 2022 Illinois International Achievement Awards

The global impacts of two affiliates of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) were recognized at a banquet during International Education Week at the University of Illinois.

Nominations for the Illinois International Achievement Awards are solicited annually for five award categories. This year’s recipients included:  

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$30M USAID grant sees soybean innovation through the last mile in Africa

URBANA, Ill. – Last month, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $30 million investment in the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) at the University of Illinois. The competitive grant was awarded under Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative led by USAID. 

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Hands-on rice research at IRRI inspires undergrads towards work in food security

Working towards international food security is a career aspiration for a group of College of ACES undergraduates after they spent six weeks conducting research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines.  

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Fulbright impacts are long lasting for both hosts and visitors

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) has hosted dozens of Fulbright scholars who have returned to their own countries as ambassadors for Illinois.

Faculty, staff, and students on both sides of this program – hosts and the visitors – gain new collaborators and friends, advancing the program’s goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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Longstanding study-service program in South Africa provides Illinois students ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

Illinois students have been making impacts and connections in South Africa for nearly two decades through study tours led by Jan Brooks, instructor in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).

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