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Africa

Benin - Project 8-211: Entomopathogenic nematodes and plant resistance for the control of sweet potato weevils (Cylas spp.) in Benin and in South Africa
PI: Hugues Kossi Baimey, University of Parakou
U.S. Partner: David Shapiro-Ilan, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Researchc Service, Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab

Burkina Faso - Project 8-116: Increasing access to sanitation services integrated with resource recovery in rural Burkina Faso
PI: Ynoussa Maiga, University of Ouaga I Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo
U.S. Partner: James Mihelcic, University of South Florida (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Kenya - Project 8-56: Application of partitioned woody and herbaceous forage estimates in index-based livestock insurance, a better alternative to NDVI as a proxy for forage index
PI: Milkah Kahiu, International Livestock Research Institute, in partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
U.S. Partner: Niall Hanan, New Mexico State University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Kenya - Project 8-66: Deploying striga smart sorghum: The last mile
PI: Steven Runo, Kenyatta University
U.S. Partner: Emily Bellis, Arkansas State University (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Kenya - Project 8-105: Distribution and species diversity of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Kenya
PI: Paul Webala, Maasai Mara University
U.S. Partner: Dawn Zimmerman, Smithsonian Institution

Madagascar - Project 8-168: Improving mangrove forest carbon and socioeconomic data to improve management in Madagascar
PI: Herintsitohaina Razakamanarivo, University of Antananarivo Laboratory of Radioisotopes
U.S. Partner: Richard MacKenzie, U.S. Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

Mali - Project 8-102: Production of commercial bioplastic-based biopesticide to control aflatoxin contamination in crops
PI: Amadou Hamadoun Babana, University of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako
U.S. Partner: Hamed K. Abbas, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service

Mali - Project 8-207: Development of hay production techniques for livestock fattening and agro-pastoral resilience in the western Sahel of Mali
PI: Moussa Karembe, University of Sciences, Techniques, and Technologies of Bamako
U.S. Partner: Niall Hanan, New Mexico State University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Mozambique -Project  8-173: Understanding interactions between people, elephants and fires in the miombo woodlands of Niassa National Reserve in support of biodiversity conservation action
PI: Natasha Ribeiro, Eduardo Mondlane University
U.S. Partner: Fernando Sedano, University of Maryland, College Park  (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Rwanda - Project 8-123: CyberRwanda
PI: Aline Umubyeyi, University of Rwanda
U.S. Partner: Rebecca Hope, YLabs (funded by the United State Agency for International Development)

Tanzania - Project 8-81: Enhancing postharvest technologies and food safety innovations in fresh tomato value chain
PI: Yasinta Muzanila, Sokoine University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Yaguang Luo, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service

Uganda - Project 8-186: Promoting hand hygiene through production and use of locally produced alcohol hand-rub in health facilities in Uganda
PI: Esther Buregyeya, Makerere University School of Public Health
U.S. Partner: Christine Moe, Emory University (funded by National Institutes of Health)

Uganda - Project 8-187: Improving hand hygiene practice among healthcare workers through mhealth and environmental cues in Kampala metropolitan area
PI: Richard Kibirango Mugambe, Makerere University School of Public Health
U.S. Partner:: Christine Moe, Emory University (funded by National Institutes of Health)

Zambia - Project 8-174: Increased availability of fast cooking yellow dry beans rich in bioavailable iron to Zambia consumers and farmers
PI: Kelvin Kamfwa, University of Zambia
U.S. Partner: Karen Cichy, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service

 


Asia

Bangladesh - Project 8-170: Integrated rice advisory system (IRAS) for sustainable productivity in Bangladesh
PI: Niaz Rahman, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, in partnership with Bangladesh Agricultural University
U.S. Partner: Faisal Hossain, University of Washington (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

India - Project 8-25: Planning plantations: past learning, toward triple wins in carbon, biodiversity and livelihoods
PI: Rajesh Thadani, Centre for Ecology Development and Research, in partnership with Kumaun University
U.S. Partner: Forrest Fleischman, University of Minnesota (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

India - Project 8-79: Collaborative adaptation pathways for agricultural water management in Bhavani basin, India (Co-Adapt)
PI: Geethalakshmi Vellingiri, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
U.S. Partner: Sridhar Venkataramana, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

India - Project 8-141: Conversion from intermittent to continuous water supply (24 x 7) through public-private partnership (PPP): Investigating governance and sustenance issues in Karnataka, India
PI: Nayanatara Nayak, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, in partnership with Karnatak University, Dharwad
U.S. Partner: Emily Kumpel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Indonesia - Project 8-124: Advancing shark conservation through innovative molecular and multi-stakeholder approaches
PI: Andrianus Sembiring, Yayasan Biodiversitas Indonesia, in partnership with Udayana, Diponegoro, and Nahdlatul Ulama Universities
U.S. Partner: Paul Barber, University of California, Los Angeles (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Indonesia - Project 8-237: Development of wood identification system and timber tracking database to support legal trade
PI: Ratih Damayanti, Forestry Research Development and Innovation Agency (FORDA) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia, in partnership with Bogor Agricultural University
U.S. Partner: Michael Wiemann, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Vietnam - Project 8-3: Identifying conditions for successful landscape-scale conservation policy implementation in Vietnam
PI: Thu Thuy Pham, Center for International Forestry Research, in partnership with the Vietnam National University of Forestry
U.S. Partner: Darla Munroe, The Ohio State University (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Vietnam - Project 8-6: Sustainable groundwater management under socioeconomic and climate change in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
PI: Chau Nguyen Xuan Quang, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, with co-PI Sangam Shrestha, Asian Institute of Technology
U.S. Partner: John Sabo, Arizona State University (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Vietnam - Project 8-14: Improved management of water and sediment yield in 3S basin – upper part of Mekong River Basin
PI: Duong Bui, National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation, in partnership with the National University of Civil Engineering
U.S. Partner: Venkataraman Lakshmi, University of Virginia (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

 


Latin America / Caribbean

Colombia - Project 8-41: Recommendations for decision makers with concerns on forest fire policies
PI: Dolors Armenteras, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
U.S. Partner: Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado, Boulder (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Colombia - Project 8-166: A database of field-based radar images to assist in the safe removal of landmines in Colombia
PI: Roberto Bustamante Miller, Universidad de los Andes
U.S. Partner: Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Colombia - Project 8-214: Voluntary geographic redistribution of Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia
PI: Gina Galindo-Pacheco, Universidad del Norte
U.S. Partner: Jens Hainmueller, Stanford University (funded by the National Science Foundation)

Colombia - Project 8-221: Incorporating relationships between ecosystem integrity and people's livelihoods for conservation action planning in tropical dry forest
PI: Susana Rodríguez-Buriticá, Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, in partnership with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia
U.S. Partner: Andrew Hansen, Montana State University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Peru - Project 8-161: A wood species identification tool to aid in compliance and enforcement of Peruvian timber regulations
PI: José Ugarte Oliva, Instituto Tecnológico de la Producción - CITEmadera
U.S. Partner: Michael Wiemann, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
 
Peru - Project 8-235: Impacts of alluvial mining in the Madre de Dios Basin: physical effects and mitigation planning
PI: Jorge Abad Cueva, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología
U.S. Partner: Eddy Langendoen, United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service 



Middle East

Iraq - Project 8-113: Evaluate land management practices to improve water quality and address drought and salinity and train stakeholders
PI: Hamad Abdulghafor, University of Baghdad
U.S. Partner: Ranjith Udawatta, University of Missouri (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ Agricultural Research Service)

Morocco - Project 8-230: Evaluation of a novel SS-LAMP assay for rapid, low-cost diagnosis of tuberculosis in Morocco
PI: Hassan Ait Benhassou, Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science Innovation and Research, in partnership with Université Mohammed V
U.S. Partner: Adithya Cattamanchi, University of California, San Francisco (funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Tunisia - Project 8-015: Optimization of perennial grasses to improve forage production in Tunisia (OPGIFPT)
PI: Salma Sai Kachout, National Institute of Agronomy Research of Tunisia
U.S. Partner: Niall Hanan, New Mexico State University (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Tunisia - Project 8-094: Evaluation of new citrus rootstocks for their adaptation in different growing environments in Tunisia
PI: Hajer Snoussi Ep. Trifa, National Institute of Agronomy Research of Tunisia
U.S. Partner: Anthony Ananga, Florida A&M University (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

Tunisia - Project 8-175: An integrated modeling approach for sustainable development for the Ichkeul Lake (eco-tourism and aquaculture): IMAS-Ichkeul
PI: Béchir Béjaoui, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies
U.S. Partner: Hamidreza Norouzi, The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology (funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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