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CURRENT INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

RECENTLY COMPLETED INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

 

Title: Ethiopia Sheep and Goat Productivity Improvement Program

Funding Source:USAID Ethiopia

Period: 2005-2010

Institutions: Langston University; Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Ethiopia

Objective: Increase the productivity of small ruminants in Ethiopia to improve food and economic securities. The three principal objectives of the program are: 1) Improve small ruminant production and marketing practices; 2) Determine the preferred means of utilization of indigenous sheep and goats in future production systems; and 3) Enhance the communication capacity at collaborating Ethiopian institutions to facilitate information exchange and accessibility, research collaborative capabilities, and distance education capabilities.

 

Title: Energy Expenditure for Activity in Free-Ranging Ruminants: A Nutritional Frontier

Funding Source: United States – Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund

Period: 2005-2008

Institutions: Langston University; Newe Ya’ar Research Center of the Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

Objective: Develop and evaluate a system(s) to predict the grazing activity energy cost of ruminants by determining effects of stocking rate (influencing available forage mass and forage quality) and animal production state and season (affecting energy demand) on energy expenditure, metabolizable energy intake, energy expended in grazing activity, grazing and walking times, horizontal and vertical distances traveled, and diet quality with grazing females of two breeds of cattle and goats.

 

Title: Effects of Acclimatization on Energy Requirements of Goats

Funding Source: U.S. – Egypt Joint Science and Technology Fund

Period: 2005–2007

Institutions: Langston University; Desert Research Center, Egypt

Objective: Develop a means of adjusting the maintenance energy requirement of goats for acclimatization

 

Title: International Collaboration in Goat Research and Production Web-Based Decision Support Aids

Funding Source: USDA International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program

Period: 2005-2008

Institutions: Langston University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry in China, Département des Sciences Animales of Institut National Agronomique in France, and University of Chapingo in Mexico

Objective: The goal of the project is to facilitate future collaborative research between the American Institute for Goat Research of Langston University and institutions in Arabic-, Chinese-, French-, and Spanish-speaking countries, as well as to gain knowledge of goat research and production practices in other areas of the world. Objectives are to translate and adapt two web-based goat production and research decision-support tools developed at the American Institute for Goat Research (goat nutrient requirements and feed intake; goat production system simulation model) for use and future collaborative research in the Middle East, China, France and other French-speaking countries, and Central and South America.

 

Title: Al-Sharaka, The Partnership.  Revitalizing the Higher Education System in Iraq

Funding Source: USAID

Period: 2003-2006

Institutions: University of Oklahoma; Oklahoma State University; Langston University; Cameron University; Al Anbar Universtiy, Ramadi City, Iraq; Babylon University, Hilla City, Iraq; Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq; Salahaddin University, Arbil, Iraq; and University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

Objective: Revitalize the higher education system in Iraq through training and assistance. Langston University's role is in updating the skills of Iraqi scientists in small ruminant production and provision of supplies and training to establish a ruminant nutrition laboratory at Salahaddin University.

 

Title: Mulitnational Approaches to Goat Production in the Middle East

Funding Source: USAID/Middle East Regional Cooperation Program

Period: 2000-2005

Institutions: Langston University; Desert Research Center and Animal Production Research Institute of Egypt; the Volcani Center of Israel, Al Quds University of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan University of Science and Technology

Objective: Revitalize and develop the Middle East goat industry via research and technology transfer to increase income and improve the standard of living. Specific goals of the grant include the characterization of current goat production systems, distribution of improved goat genotypes, development of new technologies for production of milk products, and the transfer of appropriate technologies to Middle Eastern households.

 

Title: Improving Ethiopian Household Food Security and Enhancing the Teaching, Research and Extension Ability of Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University

Funding Source: United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation; USAID

Period: 2002-2005

Institutions: Langston University; Fort Valley State University; and Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University, Awassa, Ethiopia

Objectives: Improve the teaching, research and extension capabilities of Awassa College of Agriculture with special emphasis on its newly-established graduate program. Specific areas of training include reproduction and parasitology. A development/extension project will target agricultural development through women's groups for goat production in the Awassa region.

 

Title: Improving Ethiopian Household Food Security and Enhancing the Teaching, Research and Extension Ability of Alemaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Funding Source: Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, Washington, DC; USAID

Period: 2002-2005

Institutions: Langston University; Oklahoma State University; Alemaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Objectives: Improve the research, teaching and extension capabilities of Alemaya University with special emphasis on supporting the graduate program in animal science.

 

Title: Potential for Development of Goat and Cow Cheeses in China

Funding Source: USDA FAS

Period: 2002-2004

Institutions: Langston University, Northwest University of Agriculture & Forestry, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Zhejiang University, and China Agricultural University

Objectives: Help create dairy curricula for cheese manufacturing at Chinese universities; promote cheese production and consumption in China; and seek future long-term joint research projects between Langston University and Chinese Universities.

 

Title: Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition: Assessment of Constraints to Including Animal Source Foods in Children’s Diets in Rural Ethiopia and Kenya

Funding Source: Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program

Period: 2003-2004

Institutions: Oklahoma State University; UCLA; Langston University; Debub University, Ethiopia; and University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Objective: Assess the constraints to inclusion of animal source foods in rural villages of Ethiopia and Kenya.

 

Title: Strengthening Collaboration between the E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research of Langston University and the USDA MAP Project in Armenia

Funding Source: USDA CSREES

Period: 2002-2003

Institutions: Langston University, USDA Marketing Assistance Project of Armenia

Objectives: Provide technical assistance through training of Armenian staff at Langston University and through Langston University personnel visiting the USDA MAP goat dairy facility and rural producers in Armenia. Areas in which assistance will be given include: general farm management, breeding, dairy products, nutrition, artificial insemination, herd health and extension/delivery systems.

 

Title: Enhanced Education and Computer Capabilities: The Foundation for Sustained Collaboration

Funding Source: Education for Development and Democracy Initiative; Associaton Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, Washington, DC; USAID

Period: 2000-2002

Institutions: Langston University; Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University Awassa, Ethiopia

Objective: Enhance the teaching and extension skills of Awassa College of Agriculture faculty; improve faculty skills to utilize existing computer faclities and provide training in computer use, networking and maintenance; and establish a small computer laboratory/network on the Debub University campus.

 

Title: Fostering Future Collaboration Between US Institutions and the Armenian Agricultural Academy Through Training and Information Exchange

Funding Source: USDA CSREES

Period: 2001

Institutions: Langston University, Armenian Agricultural Academy

Objectives: Provide training to faculty of the Armenian Agricultural Academy in small ruminant production with a concentration on dairy goats and cheese production. Provide technical expertise to the Armenian Improved Dairy Center in dairy goat including aspects of nutrition, management, and breeding.

 

Title: South African Boer Goat Research and Production Systems

Funding Source: USDA Scientific Cooperation Program

Period: 1999

Institutions: Langston University, Agricultural Research Council of South Africa

Objectives: Gain knowledge of the South African Boer goat industry and institutions conducting research on goat production in South Africa. Foster future collaboration between Langston University and institutes in South Africa.

 

Title: Anthelmintic Plants for Internal Parasite Control in Goats

Funding Source: USDA Scientific Cooperation Program

Period: 1999-2001

Institutions: Langston University; Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University, Ethiopia

Objective: Research the efficacy in goats of medicinal plants used in Ethiopia to treat internal parasites.

 

Title: Enhancing Institutional Research and Extension Capabilities for Increased Food Security Through Improved Goat Production

Funding Source: United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation; Education for Development and Democracy Initiative; USAID

Period: 1999-2002

Institutions: Langston University; Alemaya University, Ethiopia

Objectives: Strengthen the ability of staff of Alemaya University to conduct teaching, research, and development through training, collaborative research, and a development program via women's groups for goat production established in area villages.

 

Title: An Institutional Partnership to Enhance Food Security and Income Generating Potential of Families in Southern Ethiopia Through Improved Goat Production and Extension

Funding Source: Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, Washington, DC; USAID

Period: 1998-2001

Institutions: Langston University; Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University, Ethiopia

Objectives: Upgrade the skills of Debub University faculty in research methodologies relating to small ruminant production. Establish a village development program where goats and production training were given to village women to enhance family nutritive status and family food security.


 
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