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