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Congratulations to Senthold Asseng, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Dorota Haman, and their co-authors on their recent publication in Environmental Research Letters on implications of wheat production in Egypt for global security issues. https://www.newswise.com/articles/view/699985/?sc=rsla Article available here.


UF Soil and Water Sciences presents Pedro Sanchez “New Breakthroughs in Brazilian Tropical Agricutlure on October 1 at 3pm in MCCA G186. Streaming available here.


UF Food and Resource Economics presents Dr. Khusbu Mishra from Stetson University “Gender and Dynamics of Technology Adoption: Empirical Evidence from Uganda” Oct 5 at 10:40 in MCCA 1151.


The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is holding a series of webinars on accessing high quality journal articles and resources while in developing countries. The next webinar is scheduled for October 3 at 8:30am EST. All webinars in this series will be recorded.


Congratulations to Dr. Hoogenboom on two new funded projects with IFPRI as part of the CGIAR Big Data and Agriculture Program and with CGIAR’s research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.


Congratulations to Jim Anderson, Frank Asche, Taryn Garlock, Karen Garrett, and their co-authors for their recent PNAS article: “Three pillars of sustainability in fisheries”. News article from UF news is here. The article can be accessed here.


Congratulations to Ricardo Alcala-Briseno for receiving the CALS International Student Outstanding Achievement Award!


Dr. Hoogenboom visited Khon Kaen University Sep 4-5 as part of continuous collaboration. We will be hosting two of KKU's PhD students as part of the Royal Golden Jubilee Fellow program for about 8-10 months


Dr. Hoogenboom participated in UF’s Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture’s inaugural GatorDebater Seminar Series on September 19: Can we maintain sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change.


Dr. Hoogenboom gave an invited presentation entitled "How Physiological Crop Models relate to Agricultural Big Data" at the Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture conference this August organized by Texas A&M and underwritten by the USDA -NIFA Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT) initiative.


Dr. Asche traveled to Italy in September as part of ongoing updates to the FAO Fish Price Index.


The next DSSAT Development Sprint is scheduled for the second week of January, 2019, at the University of Florida.


Cheryl Palm gave the keynote Russell lecture Soils and Food Security: A management conundrumat the annual British Soil Science Society meetings 4-5 Sept in Lancaster, UK. The conference focused on soils and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Pedro Sanchez, Cheryl Palm and Patrick Mutuo attended the World Congress of Soil Science in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 13-17 August. Pedro Sanchez gave the keynote address: Soils of the world: Reconciling food, fuel, water, and biodiversity.


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Food Production and Environmental Sustainability

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New Metrics

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