African leaders learn UGA techniques - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

African leaders learn UGA techniques

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:43:33 GMT

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>
  • Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:05:12 GMT
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
  • Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:59:04 GMT
    Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-lawBradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>

July 27, 2006
by Allison Phillips

Tifton -- Leaders in agriculture travel around the world to southwest Georgia to learn how to improve crop production.  

Six African leaders came to Tifton today for training at UGA's campus. One of the greatest challenges for these countries is the large illiteracy rates that make it difficult to learn better ways of production.

Leaders will return to their countries and share what they've learned from local experts on how to have sustainable agriculture. "They will take the information from their three weeks in the United States back home in their own form of agriculture extension, share that and bring that knowledge to increase their production," said Bill Boone, Director of the Agriculture Innovation Center.

"It's more or less difficult for us to get fertilizers," Sokowuah Subah, Liberian Regional Coordinator. "It's more expensive so if you can use ordinary ideas to grow crops without fertilizers I think its sustainable."

The UGA Center develops improvements in crop production that can be applied worldwide.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=AfricanAgUGA/APhillips