Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The 2019 International Agriculture Day lecture and reception will take place at the Georgia Museum of Art from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The lecture and awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. with the reception to follow. Both are free to attend. All UGA faculty, staff, students and friends of CAES are invited.

Keynote Address:

Transforming Agriculture in Africa through Modernizing Higher Education: a University of Ghana Story

Keynote Speaker | Eric Danquah

Eric Yirenkyi Danquah is a professor of plant genetics in the Department of Crop Science at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana. His research focus is on genetic diversity in crop plants and associated pests and how diversity relates to performance. Currently, he serves as director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), established at the University in 2007 as a result of his shared vision and leadership to train a new generation of plant breeders to develop improved varieties of the staple crops of West and Central Africa. He also serves as director of the Biotechnology Centre, University of Ghana.


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About International Agriculture Day

Global photos, awards and presentations are among the highlights of the annual College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences’ International Agriculture Day celebration, an annual event begun in 2011 by the Office of Global Programs.

The afternoon reception and awards program includes a keynote address featuring experts in international agriculture, nutrition and food security. The college’s most globally minded students are also recognized through the presentation of scholarships and travel awards, including the Global Citizen Award and the Kanemasu Global Engagement Award, both of which recognize students who have embraced global citizenship, as well as the announcement of the Ag Abroad Photo Contest winner.

International Ag Day Poster Artwork