U of M interns and faculty travel to Africa with Global Food Challenge program

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:30pm

The Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders travel to Africa June 17–29 to exchange ideas and learn more about hunger, agriculture, and sustainability. Joining the four student interns from the U of M—Rachel Anderson, Katie Atkins, Audrey Sebastian, and Peri Warren—are Dean Brian Buhr, Professor Paul Porter, and Mohammed Yakub, all from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Representatives from Land O'Lakes and other participating universities also are part of the African experience group.

Visiting Tanzania and South Africa, the group will engage with local community farmers and learn more about global food security issues through Land O’Lakes International Development projects, agricultural challenges, and international agricultural issues. The group returns to the U.S. in late June.

The trip is an integral part of the year-long Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security program involving a select group of college sophomores who are working with Land O’Lakes to find new ways to meet the challenge of feeding nine billion people by 2050.  

Photo: Courtesy of Land O’Lakes