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Plenary & Roundtable Sessions-Joey

Overall, the plenary sessions were a great testament to how international collaboration can generate good will and provide for the transfer of ideas and knowledge.  Just the fact that the conference was held in Windhoek seemed to do a great … Continue reading

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Research Session-Joey

The work and papers presented during the joint international agriculture education World Conference in Windhoek, Namibia were a good representation of both global scholarship and localized approaches to technology transfer and rural development.  A few examples are a presentation given … Continue reading

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Culture-Joey

In rural Africa as in many societies, agriculture is at the heart of every activity throughout the day.  Communities are structured around cultivating fields, tending livestock, preparing food, fetching water, and gathering firewood.  These activities differ widely between communities depending … Continue reading

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Meet Our Student Bloggers-Joey

Howzit!  (Kinda like Howdy! but from South Africa.)  This is Joey King and I just arrived in Namibia… but did not have to travel far.  Quick trip from Johannesburg.  In addition to being a student  in ALEC at Texas A&M, … Continue reading

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Namibia Experiences-Rachel

After completing the post-Conference tour through the northern region of Namibia, I can say that the country is much of what I expected it to be. Over the course of the week we came across a variety of animals, including … Continue reading

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Roundtables-Ryan

Howdy Readers, I am currently wading among travelers at the food court in the Johannesburg airport, awaiting my flight which departs eight hours from now, smelling an eclectic mix of Seafood Bar/Breakfast Waffle/Subway smells, and listening to Lionel Ritchie serenade … Continue reading

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Plenary Session Recap-Rachel

In the second World Conference plenary session, Dr. David Lawver facilitated a Q&A between qualified stakeholders, Martin Eweg, Dr. Jeff Mutimba, and Dr. Kristin Davis, as well as the members who attended.  Before questions were asked, it was suggested that … Continue reading

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