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PMIL scientist Brandenburg honored for contributions to global understanding

By Allison Floyd

University of Georgia, Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

Rick Brandenburg, who leads the "Southern Africa Value Chain Interventions" project for PMIL, recently was recognized by North Carolina State University International Affairs at the Global Engagement Exposition. The event recognizes individuals across the university in four categories and includes presentations focused on global research and scholarly programs.

Brandenburg, an entomologist at NCSU specializing in peanuts and commercial turf, took home the Jackson Rigney International Service Award, which recognizes contributions of a faculty or staff member for the promotion of international understanding and service to the university and international community. The award honors the late Dr. Rigney, an agronomist who served NC State for 40 years bringing a global perspective to his life and work.

The Southern Africa Value Chain project involves a dozen institutes and agencies, more than 30 scientists and three countries – Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Through Brandenburg’s work, PMIL has built relationships with key organizations and entities in host countries that are uniquely positioned within the peanut value chain to offer insight and assistance.

Brandenburg also is a collaborator on both the "Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions" and "Haiti Peanut Value Chain Interventions" projects.

Published May 03, 2016