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InterAguadilla team is the only one from PR in national agricultural competition "2024 Agricultural Export Market Challenge".

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InterAguadilla team has been selected as one of 19 U.S. institutions to participate in the "2024 USDA Agricultural Export Market Challenge" competition organized by the Federal agency of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), both in Washington, DC. Among the 19 U.S. institutions selected to participate, we are the only ones from Puerto Rico.
 

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At the mercy of the earth: more than one third of Puerto Ricans live in areas highly susceptible to landslides

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Manuel Guillama Capella

A study involving researchers from the UPR's Utuado and Mayagüez campuses identified, for the first time, the communities most at risk from landslides based on social factors.

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Climate change threatens imports and increases Puerto Rico's food vulnerability

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Carlos Tolentino Rosario y Amanda Pérez Pintado

Forest fires, torrential rains, droughts and extreme heat affect the countries that supply the archipelago, forcing an increase in local production, according to experts.

 

On an island that imports 85% of what it consumes, seeing the shelves full of products in supermarkets, despite the fact that the last natural disaster was a year ago with Hurricane Fiona, does not hide an irrefutable fact: Puerto Rico is at the mercy of the ravages of climate change in the countries that supply it with food, agreed multiple voices consulted by El Nuevo Día.

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Becas doctorado- PhD Forest Carbon Project

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Tres oportunidades de doctorado completamente becados como parte de un proyecto de reforestación y carbono desarrollado en conjunto con comunidades locales en las Filipinas.

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Plantain and banana micropropagation project goes to MIT

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A plantain and banana seeds micropropagation project, developed by students at the Interamerican University in Barranquitas, was among 33 selected for the MIT Solve competition, which seeks solutions to global challenges.

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Puerto Ricans protest against Monsanto and transgenic seeds

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Dozens of people participated in the Fifth World March against Monsanto and Transgenic Seeds. This event was to protest the claimed environmental and health harms produced by agricultural biotechnology.

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Agricultural Sciences defend the value of their research

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Leadership from the College of Agricultural Sciences (CCA) at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, defended the value of the Extended Agricultural Service (SEA) and the Experimental Agricultural Station (EEA) against the attacks on the role of these entities, whose mission is to promote agriculture, research and community service for Puerto Rican families.

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Agricultural genetics: A science tool to explore in Puerto Rico’s new age of agriculture

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For around 10,000 years since the origin of agriculture in the Neolithic, modern humans had been using artificial selection for the improvement of crops and livestock. Previous to that period of time, humans had to live on what they found in the wild by hunting, fishing, and collecting seeds and roots to eat. In this context, Neolithic represents to human history the shift from a hunting-gathering economy to the direct production of food. 

Local production of pineapples at risk

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José Zamora, a researcher from the Agriculture Extension Service at the University of Puerto Rico, warns about the risk of importing pineapple seeds from Costa Rica due to the possible presence of the fungus Fusarium Oxysporum which could terminate local pineapple production. 

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