Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Award for Scientific Excellence!
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab. With this award, BIFAD recognizes research efforts that contribute to the interrelated and interdependent objectives of the U.S. government’s Global Food Security Strategy: inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems and a well-nourished population.
Dr. Thomas (Thom) Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, is the 2021 Senior Researcher Award recipient. Dr. Jayne is recognized for his exemplary economic and policy research on food systems transformation in Africa with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity and Influence; the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Policy; and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification. Read more about Dr. Jayne’s research and impacts in the full announcement.
Ms. Seerjana Maharjan, doctoral student at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, is the 2021 Student Researcher Award recipient. Ms. Maharjan is recognized for her excellent research contributions to the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management, with a focus on the ecology and biological control of invasive weed species in central Nepal. Read more about Ms. Maharjan’s research and impacts in the full announcement.
BIFAD will announce the 2022 Call for Nominations in August 2022, with a submission deadline of November 1, 2022. Feed the Future Innovation Lab researchers and partners are encouraged to nominate outstanding research teams, researchers and students for this prestigious award.
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