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Africa

Madagascar - Project 7-477: Building a reference collection for Malagasy rosewood, palissander and ebony identification
PI: Bako Harisoa Ravaomanalina, University of Antananarivo
U.S. Partner: John Hermanson and Michael Wiemann, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Uganda - Project 7-471: Reproductive Health Empowerment through Telehealth (REHEAT)
PI: Agnes Kiragga, Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda
U.S. Partner: Keith Horvath, University of Minnesota (funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Zambia - Project 7-100: Adoption and scale-up of charcoal alternatives in Zambia
PI: Francis Yamba, Centre for Energy, Environment and Engineering Zambia
U.S. Partner: Robert Bailis, Stockholm Environment Institute - U.S. Center (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Zambia - Project 7-109: Application of GIS and geospatial analysis in understanding charcoal production, supply and demand in selected sites of Lusaka; Central, Copperbelt and North Western provinces of Zambia
PI: Stephen Syampungani, Copperbelt University
U.S. Partner: Andrew Hudak, USDA Forest Service

 


Asia

Cambodia - Project 7-79: Increasing the adoption of nutrient management innovations by Cambodian vegetable farmers
PI: Leangsrun Chea, Royal University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Zachary Stewart, Kansas State University (funded by the United States Agency for International Development)

Cambodia - Project 7-80: GIS based weather, soils, land use and agricultural management database in Cambodia
PI: Nareth Nut, Royal University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Gilbert Sigua, Agriculture Research Service Coastal Plains Soil, Water, Plant Research Center (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service)

Cambodia - Project 7-85: Climate change impact on rice yield and food security in the riverine communities in Cambodia
PI: Serey Sok, Royal University of Phnom Penh
U.S. Partner: Aniruddha Ghosh, University of California, Davis (funded by the United States Agency for International Development)

Cambodia - Project 7-86: Establishing cropland database in Cambodia from remote sensing satellite data
PI: Sanara Hor, Royal University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Robert Hijmans, University of California, Davis (funded by the United States Agency for International Development)

Cambodia - Project 7-88: Rapid assessment of the pesticide network and its influence on the use of pesticides in Cambodian agriculture
PI: Vichet Sorn, General Directorate of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Buyung Hadi, International Rice Research Institute (funded by the United States Agency for International Development)

India - Project 7-360: Off-grid, clean energy cooling for affordable storage of perishables for BOP farmers
PI: Sangeeta Chopra, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute
U.S. Partner: Norbert Mueller, Michigan State University (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Indonesia - Project 7-304: Integrated geoscience studies for hazard mitigation at the Agung-Batur Volcanic System, Bali, Indonesia
PI: Sri Widiyantoro, Institut Teknologi Bandung
U.S. Partner: Jacob Lowenstern, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

Pakistan - Project 7-226: Enhancing reproductive health services use by married adolescent girls - role of women volunteers
PI: Tasleem Akhtar, NUR Center for Research and Policy
U.S. Partner: Adnan A. Hyder, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University (funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Philippines - Project 7-128: Baselining persistent and emerging organic pollutant levels in environmental and engineered systems (PEOPLES) for healthy Philippines
PI: Caroline Jaraula, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines
U.S. Partner: Diana Aga, University at Buffalo (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Sri Lanka - Project 7-201: Developing dengue risk predictions from environmental, entomological, and societal information to aid public health management in Sri Lanka
PI: Pahalagedera Hewayalage Dona Kusumawathie, Tropical Climate Guarantee
U.S. Partner: Aravinda de Silva, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (funded by the National Institutes of Health)

 


Latin America / Caribbean

Colombia - Project 275: Implementation of essential biodiversity variables for biodiversity assessment and monitoring at the subnational level in Colombia
PI: Maria Londoño, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt
U.S. Partner: Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Temple University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Dominican Republic - Project 7-434: Technology and citizen science for creating a solid and participatory biodiversity information system in Hispaniola
PI: Yolanda Leon, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
U.S. Partner: John Lloyd, Vermont Center for Ecostudies (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ Forest Service)

Peru - Project 7-355: Numba Wachokkeri: Empowering indigenous peoples to protect their forests with cutting-edge technology
PI: Aimy Cáceres Pinedo, Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica
U.S. Partner: Eben Broadbent, University of Florida (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
 



Middle East

Iraq - Project 7-186: Developing water allocation optimization models for Iraq using different sources of water to be allocated for different uses, Baghdad as a case study

PI: Mustafa Al-Mukhtar, University of Technology
U.S. Partner: Peter Fox, Arizona State University (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Lebanon - Project 7-101: Advancing anaerobic digestion in the upper Litani Basin for industrial wastewater treatment
PI: Mahmoud Wazne, Lebanese American University
U.S. Partner: Haluk Beyenal, Washington State University (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Morocco - Project 7-246: Facilitating access to reproductive health services for refugee women in Morocco
PI: Ali Idri, University of Mohammed V in Rabat
U.S. Partner: Leanne M. Redman, Pennington Biomedical Research Center (funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Tunisia - Project 7-184: Developing organic soil management technologies to enhance carbon capture, climate adaptability, and sustainability of smallholder farms in Tunisia
PI: Khaled Sassi, National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia
U.S. Partner: Anil Somenahally, Texas A&M AgriLife Research (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Tunisia - Project 7-271: Impact of rooftop PV system integration on Tunisian electrical distribution network
PI: Ilhem Slama-Belkhodja, Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis
U.S. Partner: Jonghyun Park, Missouri University of Science and Technology (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Tunisia - Project 7-289: Improving sustainable groundwater management: A major challenge in the over-exploited Medjerda Basin (North Tunisia)
PI: Fatma Trabelsi, University of Jendouba
U.S. Partner: Clifford I. Voss, U.S. Geological Survey

Tunisia - Project 7-349: Monitoring of antimicrobial resistance of bacteria for a better health of animals in Tunisia
PI: Lilia Messadi, Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire de Sidi Thabet
U.S. Partner: Charlene Jackson, U.S. National Poultry Research Center (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service)

Tunisia - Project 7-400: Southern Tunisia climate hub (STCH)
PI: Bouajila Essifi, Institut des Regions Arides
U.S. Partner: Steve Ostoja, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and the University of California, Davis

Tunisia - Project 7-444: The use of modeling, monitoring and smart metering for sustainable groundwater management in a Tunisian coastal aquifer
PI: Adel Zghibi, University Tunis El Manar
U.S. Partner: Ali Mirchi, University of Texas at El Paso (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
 
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