Improving Livelihoods, One Forecast at a Time

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One unexpected rainfall or flood can wipe out an entire family farm in Bihar, India, where climate and poverty are inextricably linked. In an experimental initiative, researchers based in the UA’s Institute of the Environment and Columbia University are working with Jeevika, an international effort to empower Indian women, to provide Bihari farmers with climate forecasts and advisories they need for managing risk to their livelihoods and maximizing crop productivity.  


Through the Plant Sciences department, MycoCats is using post-consumer waste, like pizza boxes and spent coffee grounds, to produce gourmet mushrooms. MycoCats has a strong team of undergraduate interns and they need YOUR help too! Join the UA School of Plant Sciences in creating an environmentally sustainable campus for Arizona.


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