Blog: Africa Biotech Conference

One of our 9th class Leland Fellows, April Dodd, updated the Emerging Ag. Inc. website with a summery of the the seven farmers and SME representatives who attended the FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Bio-technologies in Sustainable Food Systems and … Read more

The Looming Threat of Overgrazing: Effects and Recommendations

Livestock in Ethiopia has an important economic, functional, and cultural significance. However, overgrazing is a major contributor to soil degradation in Africa, with serious negative consequences for the long-term food security of the continent. This paper identifies the broad-reaching policy … Read more

Shanti Kleiman

6th Class, 2011-2013 Field Placement: Mercy Corps, Jijiga, Ethiopia Shanti Kleiman spent her field year with Mercy Corps, an international aid organization founded in 1979 that works to create opportunity in transitional environments affected by complex crises. Shanti worked on the … Read more

Robert Oliver

1st Class, 2001-2003 Field Placement: World Food Program, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Robert visited schools all over Ethiopia helping to implement the WFP Global School Feeding Program and monitoring and evaluating the impact of the program on the lives of children, … Read more

Ashley Aakesson

Ashley earned a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, where she specialized in community health, agricultural development, and participatory, rapid rural appraisal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Jason Forauer

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: Save the Children, Ethiopia Jason Forauer worked in a remote southern district of Ethiopia on a project to diversify income and assets of pastoralists and to raise their household incomes. He trained community animal health … Read more

Elizabeth Brown

2nd Class, 2003-2005 Field Placement: USAID Office of Health, Population and Nutrition, Ethiopia Elizabeth Brown worked closely with the Food and Humanitarian Office on Title II Development Assistance Programs, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of the health sector. … Read more