INTAD students and grads hone skills for international workplace
February 3, 2016
"The program provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree in agricultural sciences." "It positions them to become better competitors for career opportunities working with international organizations, universities and research institutes, and international corporations."
Project Aims to Improve Food Security by Enhancing Gender Aspects of Ag Research
December 3, 2015
Recognizing the need to improve food security and enhance the well-being of rural populations in developing countries, a new Penn State project will provide intensive training for researchers that will help them to integrate gender-related dimensions into international agricultural research. According to project leader Carolyn Sachs, professor of rural sociology and women's studies, the Penn State project will support the consortium's gender strategy, which commits Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) — commonly known as CGIAR — and its Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers research programs to develop agricultural technologies, farming systems and policies to support rural women in improving agricultural productivity and their livelihoods.
Entrepreneurial spirit can help communities better withstand trade shock
November 2, 2015
Communities with more self-employed workers can better withstand economic shifts caused by imports than communities that have fewer self-employed people, according to Penn State economists. In a study of how recent Chinese imports affected the U.S. labor force, the researchers found that counties with higher rates of self-employment suffered fewer negative effects, such as reduced job growth, from increased imports than counties with lower self-employment rates, said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, Penn State and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.