Dr. Michael Ngadi: Serving up solutions to food insecurity
Bioresource Engineering professor Michael Ngadi has spent his career trying to help solve some of the world’s most pervasive food problems. Recently, Ngadi and his research team traveled to remote communities in Bolivia, Laos, Zambia, Malawi and Ethiopia to examine elements of the local diets, assess their nutritional status, and build programs that would introduce nutrient-dense foods into local cuisines. The result? The development of a unique ‘large scale nutrition communication method’ (LaScaN) to educate, train and assist vulnerable populations so that they understand their situation and can plan accordingly.