Agroforestry education, research and development

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Agroforestry education, research and development

  1. 1. Agroforestry Education, Research and Development Dr. Badege Bishaw, College of Forestry Dr. Steven Sharrow, College of Agricultural Sciences
  2. 2. Oregon State University
  3. 3. OSU, Corvallis, Oregon Population 50,000 (24,000 students)
  4. 4. Oregon State University Established 1867 24,000 students Alma mater of 2-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling A Land, Sea, space & Sun Grant University4 ICRAF Presentation, December 2010
  5. 5. Academic College Structure BASIC INQUIRYOSU Extension Service Liberal  Science Arts Division of  Arts & Sciences HEALTHY  Health &  Pharmacy Vet Med Business Engineering HEALTHY  Human Sci PEOPLE ECONOMY Division of  Division of  Health Sciences Business & Engineering Ag Forestry Oceanic &  Sciences (FRL) Atm Sci (AES) Division of  Sustainable Natural  Earth Systems Science Resource ManagementOSU‐Cascades Campus  (includes College of  Education) HEALTHY PLANET
  6. 6. College of Forestry Top Ranked Forestry School in the USA 3 Departments - Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management - Forest Ecosystems and Society - Wood Science & Engineering6 ICRAF Presentation, December 2010
  7. 7. College of Forestry Departments• Forest Engineering, Resources & Management Developing, communicating and teaching the science,  knowledge and engineering  necessary for the sustainable  management of forest, land, and water resources that will  achieve economic , environmental, and social objectives. • Forest Ecosystems & Society Dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge related to  the interactions among forests, people and other organisms.• Wood Science & Engineering A multidisciplinary university program focused on  science, technology, engineering, and business practices  that help society sustainably meet our needs for  renewable materials, and help ensure the global  competitiveness of American business.  
  8. 8. College of Forestry  Enrollment Students enrolled in the College  in 2009‐2010: • 763 undergraduate students  • 107 graduate students
  9. 9. College of Forestry/FRL Research• Traditional view ‐‐ Genes to Joists• Broader focus today includes human dimensions,  global change, ecosystems services, water, wildlife  habitat in managed forests, green building,  sustainability, environmental humanities. • FRL Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Program – Harvest  Tax • LTER HJ Andrews – NSF and Forest Service  • Center for Wood Utilization Research – National consortium • Green materials laboratory – Oregon Best, College of Engineering
  10. 10. College of Forestry ResearchIn the past year, we received a total of $16,286,776 inresearch funding: • $14, 568,574 was  received through  135 grants and agreements • $1,718,202 was membership dues associated with our 11  research cooperatives... Our primary mechanism for corporate  partnerships.
  11. 11. College of Agricultural Sciences Departments: Agricultural Education and General Agriculture Agricultural and Resource Economics Animal Sciences Biological & Ecological Engineering Botany and Plant Pathology Chemistry Crop and Soil Science Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Extension and Experiment Station Communications Fisheries and Wildlife Food Science and Technology Horticulture Microbiology Rangeland Ecology and Management Statistics11 ICRAF Presentation, December 2010
  12. 12. College of Agricultural Sciences  Enrollment Students enrolled in the College  in 2009‐2010: • 1288 undergraduate students  • 264 graduate students
  13. 13. College of Agricultural Sciences ProgramsSeventeen diverse departments and programsThe College is a major source of knowledge across a broad range of disciplines and studies,  with world‐class programs.  Ranked #1 in the US in conservation biology, wildlife science, agricultural  sciences and ecological engineering, and #2 in fisheries science. Three‐part mission Research Extension TeachingThematic areas • Sustainable food and agricultural systems• Stewardship of natural resources• Bio‐products, bio‐materials, and bio‐energy• Environmental and human well being• High‐quality fundamental sciences
  14. 14. College of Agricultural Sciences ResearchIn 2009‐2010, we received  over $55,000,000 in external  grants and contractsCollege of Agricultural Sciences Research Centers, Institutes and Programs: Art About Agriculture Program  Integrated Plant Protection Center  Marine Mammal Institute  OSU Agriculture Program at Eastern Oregon University Outreach in Biotechnology Oregon Wine Research Institute Sun Grant
  15. 15. Forestry AgricultureReforestation Annual cropsPlantations Perennial forageNatural Forest Magmas LivestockEtc. etc. Agroforestry Special Conditions & Constraints Subsistence farming Degraded soils Shortage of fodder, fuel wood, small timber Low capital, High labor Land tenure constraints Climate change
  16. 16. Agroforestry History at OSU• OSU has a long history in  Agroforestry Education and  research,• Joint research between the  COF Silviculturists and COA  Range Mangers began 1952,• First international conference  on Foothills for food and  forest was hosted by OSU in  1982.16 ICRAF Presentation, December 2010
  17. 17. Agroforestry Education • The first Agroforestry course  “Agroforestry” was offered  1984.• Included in the OSU general  education requirements as  “Baccalaureate core” in 1986• Undergraduate students  study Agroforestry as an  option under the Natural  Resources Degree,17ICRAF Presentation,  December 2010
  18. 18. Agroforestry Education • Graduate students emphasize  agroforestry within Horticulture,  Range management, and  Forestry M.S. and Ph.D. degree  programs• There are 3 Agroforestry courses at  OSU • RNG 477/ 577 Agroforestry • FS 432/532 Planning Agroforestry  Projects • SNR 432/532 Planning Agroforestry   Projects (online)18ICRAF Presentation,  December 2010
  19. 19. Agroforestry Research • Specific Agroforestry  practices in Oregon include: • Silvopasture • Alley Cropping  • Riparian Buffers • Bioremediation (Salt and  biological drainage) • Conservation practices19ICRAF Presentation,  December 2010
  20. 20. Agroforestry Development/ International Collaborations • faculty has been involved in  many development projects  around the world • Agroforestry Education – curriculum  development (South Africa, USAID) • NR Education &Watershed  Management   (Ethiopia, USAID)  • Poverty Alleviation and Livelihoods  improvement (Malawi, Zambia,  Mozambique, IITA, ICRAF and USAID) • http://www.cof.orst.edu/project/usaid alo/index.htm20ICRAF Presentation,  December 2010

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