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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

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.)

Jeff Alwang discusses Virginia Tech research in Ecuador (video thumbnail).

Sue Tolin

Sue Tolin of the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science talks about Virginia Tech agricultural research in West Africa and Jamaica.

Sue Tolin discusses Virginia Tech research in West Africa and Jamaica (video thumbnail).

Larry Vaughan

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.

Larry Vaughan discusses Virginia Tech research in Senegal (video thumbnail).

Don Mullins

Don Mullins of the Department of Entomology talks about Virginia Tech research into controlling a pest of the tomato crop in Africa.

Don Mullins talks about Virginia Tech research in Africa (video thumbnail).

George Norton

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.

George Norton discusses the positive economic impact of Virginia Tech's international agricultural research programs on people in developing countries (video thumbnail).

Doug Pfeiffer

Doug Pfeiffer of the Department of Entomology talks about Virginia Tech agricultural research in the Ukraine, and work with the olive crop in Albania.

Doug Pfeiffer talks about Virginia Tech agricultural research in the Ukraine and Albania (video thumbnail).

Montage

Highlights from all six of the researchers interviewed, plus additional footage of researchers meeting to discuss ways to increase international cooperation.

OIRED researchers talk about international work.