2018

In Kenya, food security, increasing poverty, and the ravages of climate change are international development challenges that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is trying to curb as a part of its international development mission, all while trying to empower countries to find development solutions in conjunction with U.S. foreign aid and assistance.

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) selects improved salmon genetics for the North American strain of Atlantic and transfers the germplasm to the domestic salmon farming industry. At least five commercial genetic companies produce and sell eggs from breeding programs for Atlantic salmon based on European strains of Atlantic salmon. In 2000, federal management agencies listed a distinct population segment for Downeast Maine Atlantic salmon as endangered at a time Maine accounted for 73 percent of all domestic production of farmed salmon.

The introduction of dark purple to nearly black pigmented landscape and garden plants has created great consumer awareness. Because many of these plants had limited seasonal interest, a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service’s (USDA-ARS) Beltsville Agricultural Research Center introduced the black-leaved pepper named ‘Black Pearl.’ Besides its ornamental foliage, ‘Black Pearl’ produces small, black, round fruit that is hot, turns red as it ripens, and can be harvested for culinary spice.

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