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Supporting Colombian Coffee Farmers Facing Climate Change Through Tailored Information Solutions
USDA Science Influencers and Texas A&M Agricultural Communications and Journalism present an engaging seminar with Dr. Jessica Eise, University of Texas at San Antonio, Feb 23, 2023, 2:30 p.m. (CST).
Colombian coffee farmers face climate change impacts, in addition to increased pests, disease, drought, and extreme weather events, disrupting their abilities to make production and harvesting decisions based on historical seasonal indicators. These factors combine to decrease production while exacerbating pre-existing financial problems. Dr. Eise and her team built a digital information support mechanism, Clima y Café [Climate and Coffee], that uses precision and grassroots outreach strategies to support climate change adaptation through information-sharing. In this presentation, Dr. Eise shares what led to the creation of Clima y Café, lessons learned, and her team’s information outreach mechanisms.
Repairing the leaky pipeline in science communication
Texas A&M ‘Science Influencers’ program designed to develop students’ communications abilities A new initiative of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will help students communicate and influence factual public discourse around agricultural science. This work is supported by a $500,000 grant from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative‘s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute…
Read excerpts and reflections from current students in Science Influencers.
This work is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program area, grant no. 2021-68018-34633/project accession no. 1026051, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.