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MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures graduate fellows announced

Fields

The eight awarded fellows will seek solutions to challenges posed by food insecurity and population growth.

 

Until a dream becomes a reality

Zennah Kosgey

Through her study of agriculture, student Zennah Kosgey aims to see her home country of Kenya free of poverty. 

Nutritious U

Rebecca Leighton

What started as a class project turned into a passion--and a job.

On her own path to end world hunger

Shantal Pai

Driven in part by a memory from her youth, Shantal Pai has dedicated herself to alleviating hunger.

An accountant who’s fighting global hunger

Caroline Jones

U of M graduate student Caroline Jones wants to use her accounting skills to help people in need.

Growing fresh greens year-round

Fresh greens grow in a Deep Winter Greenhouse.

Deep Winter Greenhouses enable small- and mid-scale farmers to grow greens all year without heavy reliance on fossil fuels.

Coming home to hunger

Rachel Widome

U of M researcher Rachel Widome has found that 27 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are food insecure.

For the love of farming and family

Richard Traugott with his son, Joel

Richard Traugott is pursuing his master’s degree and a new path in horticulture to better serve his community—and his son.

A new lens on the world’s small farms

A group of farmers in Ethiopia

New maps developed by U of M researchers illustrate the contribution of smallholder farming to global food production.

IonE researchers produce first-ever map of farming households across world

smallholder farms

Maps illuminate contribution of smallholder farming to global food production

An emerging leader

Elizabeth Alonzi

Elizabeth Alonzi recently completed a fellowship designed to tap the next generation of leaders in food security.

U study provides global picture of crop production greenhouse gas emissions

Map

Maps show distribution, intensity of greenhouse gas release due to cropland management

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