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CALS Shares Models for Development and Education on an International Stage

Two ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program areas were highlighted at the 2022 Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue. Recordings of these events are available thanks to our friends at the World Food Prize Foundation.

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in Practice in Uganda:

Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in 2003 with private support, putting a rural livelihoods framework into practice with partners in rural Uganda. During nearly 20 years of field operations lessons were learned about the practical aspects of building a life-long capacity development model that works simultaneously on Sustainable Development Goals 1 – 6.  CSRL shared its model for sustainably building the capacity of local communities. Dr. Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences moderated the panel of individuals from Iowa and Uganda who are directly involved in the program. Short summaries were presented on the program areas of nutrition education, climate-smart crop production, livestock production and health, youth entrepreneurship, community income generation, postharvest management of grains, water, sanitation and health, and educational quality improvement in rural areas.

Youth Development: Preparing the Next Norman Borlaug:

A panel of Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, staff, and students shared three different, time-tested, models of youth development focused on preparing the next generation of hunger fighters, global problem solvers, and international development specialists.