December 20, 2017

Small Grants: $50,000

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ADDRESSING NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE THROUGH PRIMARY CARE IN MALAWI
Priority Area: Health and Nutrition
Region: Southern Africa (Malawi)
Principal Investigators: Rebecca Malouin (MSU), Amy Keenum (MSU), Martha Makwero (University of Malawi, College of Medicine)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine, Social Science, and Natural Science); University of Malawi, College of Medicine (Malawi); Stellenbosch University (South Africa); Partners in Health (Malawi); Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (Malawi); Dignitas International (Malawi)

FARMING INSECTS FOR FEED: DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY IN MALAWI
Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
Region: Southern Africa (Malawi)
Principal Investigators: Eric Benbow (MSU), Jennifer Pechal (MSU), Jeremiah Kang’ombe (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources [LUANAR]), Kingsley Masamba (LUANAR), Andy Safalaoh (LUANAR), Arox Kamno’ona (University of Malawi, College of Medicine)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources); Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi); University of Malawi, College of Medicine (Malawi)

ADDRESSING THE AGRICULTURAL LABOR BURDEN IN AN ERA OF FEMINIZATION AND AGING OF RURAL COMMUNITIES IN EAST AFRICA: A HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN APPROACH TO SOLVE OLD PROBLEMS
Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
Region: East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania)
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Olson (MSU), Susan Wyche (MSU), Erik Goodman (MSU), Tim Schmidt (MSU), Hannah Robar (MSU), Ruth Oniang’o (Rural Outreach Africa), Eric Tarkleson (Enda Tech)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Communication Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, and BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action); Rural Outreach Africa (Kenya); Enda Tech (Tanzania); Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya)