OIRED Researchers Talk About International Work
In this series of videos, Virginia Tech scientists and researchers discuss the work they are doing in developing countries through programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and administered by OIRED. Each researcher speaks about countries or regions where work is being done, the difficulties faced by the people there, and the positive impact that our research is having on their lives.
Jeff Alwang of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics discusses how Virginia Tech agricultural research in Ecuador has benefitted the lives of Ecuadorian farmers. (Click the picture to watch the video.)
Sue Tolin of the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science talks about Virginia Tech agricultural research in West Africa and Jamaica.
Larry Vaughan is the Associate Program Director of the IPM Innovation Lab, one of the federal programs administered by OIRED. Here he discusses Virginia Tech agricultural research in Senegal.
Don Mullins of the Department of Entomology talks about Virginia Tech research into controlling a pest of the tomato crop in Africa.
George Norton of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics discusses the impact of Virginia Tech's international agricultural research programs, in terms of the economic value they have brought to people in developing countries.
Doug Pfeiffer of the Department of Entomology talks about Virginia Tech agricultural research in the Ukraine, and work with the olive crop in Albania.
Highlights from all six of the researchers interviewed, plus additional footage of researchers meeting to discuss ways to increase international cooperation.