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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 8, 2010

Kegode to lead presentation on 'The Baobabs of Malawi'

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The public is invited to learn about the baobab tree and its growing importance in Malawi during a presentation by Dr. George O. Kegode at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12 in Room 111 of Valk Agriculture Professions Center.

In January, Kegode, assistant Professor of agriculture, traveled to Malawi, where he spent 15 days as a volunteer for the Community Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA) and conducted a survey of the baobab trees for an organization that had found ways to produce value-added nutritional products from the trees for its local market. The project was co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Kegode will discuss the baobab tree and the reasons it has become an increasingly important food source. Additionally, he will discuss Malawi, CNFA and USAID.

For more information, contact Kegode at GKEGODE@NWMISSOURI.EDU or at 660.562.1126.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468