AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University and Heifer International, an international development nonprofit organization, have agreed to explore new opportunities and projects to use science to address world hunger and poverty.
The collaboration is the first agreement from the Iowa State's Global Food Security Consortium, one of the recently announced ISU Presidential Initiatives for Interdisciplinary Research. The initiatives pull together researchers from ISU, other institutions, national labs and industry to tackle significant challenges of national and international importance.
"Our goal is to build on our research strengths and on Heifer International's long history of successful development work to get our faculty and students engaged in interdisciplinary approaches that provide sufficient food and nutrition," said Max Rothschild, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and professor of animal science.
Rothschild and Manjit Misra lead the Global Food Security Consortium.
(see ISU News for more details)