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UDaily: UD, UFLA representatives gather to discuss global challenges

UDaily: UD, UFLA representatives gather to discuss global challenges

The University of Delaware held an international symposium on May 21-22 focusing on global issues and trends in agriculture, environment and bioenergy in Brazil. The Brazilian symposium brought together a large and diverse group from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) and UD faculty and students to share knowledge on key themes in Brazilian and U.S. agriculture that have global impacts on food security and the environment.

Those themes included agricultural innovations for global food production systems; food safety and security in the global food chain; ecology and sustaining and protecting fragile environments; and ethical and public policy issues concerning biofuels.

Led by UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for more than three years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-supported activities in partnership with UFLA have included a wide range of research projects, faculty and student exchanges, study abroad programs and collaborative workshops.