Selected Projects

IFSI helps support and promote the activities of its affiliated faculty who are working to innovate for food security, empower for food security, and evaluate for food security.

Selected Current Projects to INNOVATE FOR FOOD SECURITY

 

“Research program on childhood hunger”

Principal Investigators: Craig Gundersen and J. Ziliak

Contact: cggunders@illinois.edu

 

“Identifying policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity”

Principal Investigators: V. Tarasuk and C. Gundersen

Contact: cggunder@illinois.edu

 

“FoodAPS geography study”

Principal Investigator: Craig Gundersen

Contact: cggunder@illinois.edu

 

"Genomics-accelerated breeding of multipurpose edible Jatropha for smallholders’ perennial hillside agriculture in Haiti"

Principal Investigator: Patrick Brown

Contact: pjb34@illinois.edu

 

"Fabrication and field testing of a manual grain planter for Sierra Leone"

Principal Investigators: Richard Cooke and Alan Hansen

Contact: rcooke@illinois.edu

 

"Mitigating postharvest storage losses in Southeast Asia"

Principal Investigator: Kent Rausch

Contact: krausch@illinois.edu

 

"Harnessing the genetic potential of the soybean to understand its responses to phosphorus deficiency"

Principal Investigator: Brian Diers

Contact: bdiers@illinois.edu

 

"Agricultural technology transfer in Northern Ghana"

Principal Investigator: Lulu Rodriguez

Contact: lulurod@illinois.edu

 

"Journalistic techniques to counter assaults against the best available evidence about controversial agriculture issues"

Principal Investigator: Lulu Rodriguez

Contact: lulurod@illinois.edu

 

Selected Current Projects to EMPOWER FOR FOOD SECURITY

 

"Meeting the Challenges of Agricultural/Food Systems Development in Myanmar" UIUC-Yezin Agricultural University-Wilmar International Symposium, 17-19 September 2014

Project Leaders: George Czapar, Prasanta Kalita, Laurie Kramer, Neal Merchen, Alex Winter-Nelson

Contact: gfc@illinois.edu

 

"Farmer Advisory Services in Tajikistan" (FAST)

Project Leader: Paul McNamara

Contact: mcnamar1@illinois.edu

 

"Strengthening Extension and Advisory Services in Georgia" (SEAS)

Project Leader: Paul McNamara

Contact: mcnamar1@illinois.edu

 

"Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services" (INGENAES)

Project Leader:  Paul McNamara

Contact: mcnamar1@illinois.edu

 

Selected Current Projects to EVALUATE FOR FOOD SECURITY

 

"Evaluating the impacts of livestock development on Poverty and Food Insecurity in Zambia"

Principal Investigators: Alex Winter-Nelson, Peter Goldsmith and Hope Michelson

Contact: alexwn@illinois.edu

 

“Evaluation of Afterschool and Summer Program Efficiencies”

Principal Investigator: Barbara Fiese

Contact: bhfiese@illinois.edu