MSU To Help African Farmers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan State University says it will expand access to agricultural education materials in Africa with a $1 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The East Lansing school says AgShare Open Education Resources is an 18-month pilot project.

Michigan State said Tuesday participating African institutions "will create a virtual hub of resources and curriculum" for master's degree programs in livestock, crops and agribusiness.

Faculty from the Michigan school will work with Nairobi, Kenya-based OER Africa and others to develop ways to share teaching techniques and materials.

Assistant Provost Christine Geith, professor John Kaneene and assistant professor Cliff Lampe are leading the project. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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