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Nurturing Cross-Disciplinary Thinking

Mizzou students’ idea becomes reality 

It’s a program where political science, business, chemical engineering, food science and students from many disciplines come together to solve problems associated with poverty and food insecurity. A part of the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, the Deaton Scholars Program (DSP) is devoted to growing global sharing and application of knowledge to combat local…

Multi-Grain Thresher Earns Second Place At Innovation Showcase

Kerry Clark, director of CAFNR International Programs, and two collaborators in Ghana have developed an inexpensive multi-grain thresher for poor smallholder farmers in Africa. It is common for women on small farms to “thresh” soybean grains from the mature plants by beating the plants with sticks to remove the beans from the pods. It would take up to two weeks…

A Global Partner

CAFNR International Programs supports research, teaching and Extension efforts at an international level

CAFNR International Programs (CIP) provides technical assistance to international partners and facilitates global engagement for CAFNR faculty and students. CAFNR International Programs oversees numerous international training programs and welcomes visitors from across the globe each year. CIP named a new director in early August – Kerry Clark, an assistant research professor in rural sociology. Clark’s international work is well documented,…

A Lifetime of International Work

Kerry Clark named director of CAFNR International Programs

Kerry Clark, assistant research professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) and project manager for smallholder productivity for the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), has been named director of CAFNR International Programs, effective Aug. 1, 2019. Clark has worked internationally throughout her career. Through the USAID Soybean Innovation Lab, she works with a multidisciplinary team to bridge seed…

Ken Schneeberger Receives Haynes Distinguished Service Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Ken Schneeberger, director of CAFNR International Programs, received the Dana Brown Haynes Distinguished Service Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11. Schneeberger joined Mizzou in 1968 after earning his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He is a professor emeritus of agricultural economics, and also served as director of CAFNR’s Farms and Centers for 10…

Field of Study

Ph.D. student from Rwanda studies crop breeding to help home country

For doctoral student Doreen Mutoni, coming to the United States to study crop breeding was due, in part, to the crop devastation she witnessed upon returning home to Rwanda after receiving her Master’s degree in the United Kingdom. Doreen is in her final year of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development, scholarship program, or BHEARD. The program, which…

Ken Schneeberger receives CAFNR Proud Award

Ken Schneeberger, director of CAFNR International Programs, received the CAFNR Proud Award at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Novemberfest event, Friday, Nov. 16. The award recognizes Schneeberger’s 50 years of service to CAFNR and the University of Missouri. He joined Mizzou in 1968, after finishing his Ph.D. in production economics and agribusiness management at Oklahoma State University.…

Help From Up North

CAFNR International Programs teams up with University of Saskatchewan, Canadian government to improve ag productivity in Ghana

Canada has been involved in the economic development of Ghana for decades, dating back to 1957 when Ghana became the first African country to receive financial assistance from the Canadian government. The University of Missouri has also built a strong presence in the West African country over the years – so perhaps it was only natural that the two entities…

Collaboration Complete

Habibullah set to complete his studies as part of Agriculture Innovation Program for Pakistan 

Habibullah, who his friends call Habib, has no trouble recalling the moment he was notified of his selection to the Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan. “I was over the moon,” Habibullah said. “This was my dream and I’d been working really hard.” The program that caused so much excitement is a joint effort to catalyze growth in agriculture production and…

A Global Impact

CAFNR is helping develop master's programs for Moscow State University in Russia

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is at the forefront of research and education – and that reach is extending globally. A group from CAFNR is collaborating with the Eurasian Center of Food Security, based out of Moscow State University, to develop two online master’s programs, both focused on food security needs in the Eurasian region. The…