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Fellows at Hunter Park GardenHouse, with manager Egypt Krohn

Published: Friday, 13 Jul 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

Working at their internship sites four mornings a week, the fellows began to gain experience and quickly picked up new ideas to implement upon their return to East Africa. While working side-by-side, fellows and internship hosts exchanged best practices, shared anecdotes that revealed similarities and differences among approaches to agribusiness, and laughed together as they got to know one another.


Two fellows examine the crops at Swallowtail in Flint, Michigan.

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

11 agribusiness professionals from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda arrived at Michigan State University on April 28. In town for a month, the fellows participate in internships, seminars, and workshops, and take trips to urban farms, food hubs and related centers throughout Michigan.


Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, addresses an audience at MSU's International Center. May 2018.

Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

During a visit to campus to receive an honorary doctorate from MSU, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, led a discussion on the changing landscape of impactful research in Africa.


Adesina stands with Provost June Youatt and Dean Steven Hanson.

Published: Monday, 07 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

During the May 2018 convocation celebration, Michigan State University presented two prominent African leaders with honorary degrees in their respective fields: Akinwumi Adesina and Albert "Albie" Sachs.

Published: Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

AAP's purpose is to promote sustainable, effective and equitable long-term partnerships among African organizations, MSU and other international organizations to address mutually defined challenges across a range of thematic issues. Toward this end, the AAP initiated activities in 2017 under three broad categories: (1) creating and refining the AAP Partnership Model; (2) building relationships and awareness about AAP; and (3) initiation of AAP programs.

Published: Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Scholars, government, and the public at large have increasingly recognized higher education as an essential element for any society to address today's global challenges. However, key questions remain: Are higher education institutions and the higher education sector overall currently structured in such a way to most effectively meet this expectation? How might international partnerships contribute to institutions—on both sides of the partnership—in achieving this goal?

Published: Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

The AAP, together with MSU's Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) hosted a pre-conference side event entitled Developing Transformative Leadership in African Universities. The main purpose of this event was to provide the audience of university leaders with concrete examples of how strong partnerships are advantageous when working towards transformative change within universities.

Published: Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

The Alliance for African Partnership together with MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context, Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partnered with Sokoine University (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Kyambogo University (Uganda) on a successful U.S. Department of State grant to develop and implement a professional fellows program.


Thomas Jayne, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow

Published: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Author: Athalia Snyder
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU AFRE professor and Alliance for African Partnership Co-Director Thomas Jayne has been named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the organization's most prestigious honor.


Richard Mkandawwire, Hon. Dora Siliya and Thom Jayne during the press conference after AAP side event at 2017 World Food Prize

Published: Monday, 27 Nov 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

At the 2017 World Food Prize, the Alliance for African Partnership hosted a side event focused on exploring the evolving landscape and the challenges and opportunities being created for innovative and effective new partnerships between U.S. and African institutions engaged in African agri-food systems.