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Tag: societal prosperity

Feb 27, 2018

Research Improves Food Bank Effectiveness, Equity

NC State researchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste. 

Jan 30, 2018

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it. 

Dec 13, 2017

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina. 

Dec 13, 2017

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

How one postdoc's experiences in Kenya changed the way he views himself and his work. 

Sep 7, 2017

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A study finds that SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines. 

Aug 24, 2017

1 in 5 Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet

A recent study finds 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers. 

Aug 23, 2017

Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits

A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits. 

Aug 7, 2017

Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated. 

A survey group collects plant and whitefly samples while talking to a farmer outside Mbeya, Tanzania. Photo credit: Joseph Ndunguru.

Aug 4, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease. 

Aug 1, 2017

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

How interviewing farmers can help researchers in their fight against crop disease. 

Jul 19, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania. 

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions. 

Jul 6, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa. 

May 31, 2017

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

Children are among the most vulnerable members of society, and NC State’s Kara Allen-Eckard is helping to lead an effort to better serve at-risk children and their families in North Carolina. 

Mar 14, 2017

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.