Economics News

The work of one University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment student to help eliminate poaching in Africa is receiving national attention.

Agriculture economics student Abdelaziz Lawani developed a program that uses drones to identify and fight animal poaching in West Africa. Lawani is training locals in Benin on how to use this technology.

His work attracted the attention of Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. She named him as a young person who inspires her in a Boston Globe op-ed.

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The Kentucky Soybean Board partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to develop an app to help soybean producers accurately calculate and compare the price offered by elevators, with consideration to delivery costs and high-moisture penalties for harvested grain.

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