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The level of on-farm mechanization is low for smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso and many exist at a subsistence level. On-farm innovation is a key component in the process of continuous improvement of the farming system. In Burkina Faso, advances in mechanization facilitated by the ASMC have enabled a chain of innovations in methods, techniques, and inputs for tillage, seed placement, plant population, crop rotations and crop varieties, feed processing and storage adapted to local conditions. Our overall goal is to develop appropriate scale mechanization for smallholder farmers.

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Ehsan Ghane, assistant professor in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead a three-year, $614,000 USDA grant to implement drainage systems that will improve water quality on farms.
Narendra Das will teach and lead research in the departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Jade Mitchell, associate professor in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead a five-year, $2.5 million NIH grant on increasing knowledge and availability of quantitative microbial risk assessment models.
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Ajit Srivastava, professor in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, has been awarded one of the field’s highest honors.
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Casulli is one of just 57 students nationwide — and one of three Spartans — to receive the award.

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