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Global Engagement Webinars

Special Note: Some of the video recordings are currently unavailable and will be updated as soon as possible (as of May 30, 2019).

Farmer-to-Farmer Program

On June 13, 2019, NIFA's Center for International Programs hosted a lunch‘n’learn webinar with seven of the Farmer-to-Farmer Implementing Partners on volunteer opportunities. Learn more about these short-term experiences by watching the webinar (recommended Chrome for best viewing).

AFRI and Global Engagement Opportunities

On May 22, 2019, NIFA's Center for International Programs presented a webinar on global engagement opportunities through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The webinar focused on AFRI's RFAs - Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Education and Workforce Development and Foundational and Applied Science. Watch the recording.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program for U.S. Students to Study Abroad

On September 27, 2018, NIFA's Center for International Programs and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs presented a webinar on The Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship Program. Watch the recording.

Positive Youth Development in Pakistan

On May 22, 2018, staff from NIFA and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service presented a webinar on a recent trip to Pakistan that was focused on positive youth development.

Watch the recording.

Opportunities for International Engagement and Research Cooperation

On April 13, 2018, USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture presented a webinar on opportunities for international engagement and research cooperation. The webinar was focused on programs available to Land-Grant colleges and universities, Minority Serving Institutions, and any interested U.S. college or university. Request a copy of the slide deck.

international Collaboration-What Does it Bring to Us Here at Home?

On October 20, 2017, Dr. Chuck Hibberd, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Chair, and Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presented a webinar on his university's collaborative activities in China and what they have meant to his staff, university, and his state.

Watch the recording.

Lost in Translation: Finding Inspiration Abroad to Measure Food Security for Refugee and Immigrant Populations in the U.S.

On February 22, 2018, Eugenia Gusev, Food Security and Agriculture Technical Adviser, The International Rescue Committee, presented a webinar on measuring the impact of food security interventions for diverse refugee and immigrant populations in the U.S. Looking to international development efforts as well as emerging research on indigenous populations in North America offers interesting opportunities for innovation. Request a copy of the slide deck.

Enhancing Extension's Effectiveness: Digital Green's Innovative Approach

On March 8, 2017, the Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Green (, Rikin Gandhi, presented a webinar on his organization's work using innovative digital technologies to strengthen extension's effectiveness in Asia and Africa and the potential for adapting relevant approaches here in the U.S. This event was sponsored by NIFA's Center for International Programs and eXtension. Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to pull themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology (i.e. locally-produced videos, interactive voice response, and mobile phone applications) and grassroots-level partnerships. When farmers have the tools they need to connect with one another, they’re far more likely to apply/integrate what they’ve learned onto their farms and into their households – creating positive change in their own lives and those of their families and communities. This webinar is the first in a series to help explore the possibility of adapting some of their work for use with the Cooperative Extension System here in the U.S.

This 60 minute session took place 12:30 PM, March 8, 2017 EST. Watch the recording.

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