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Chris Bacon receives $285,722 from The National Science Foundation

Chris Bacon with the Environmental Studies and Sciences and Bill Sundstrom with the Economics Department have received a $285,722 grant from the National Science Foundation to support their project entitled " Household and institutional responses to security threats from environmental and economic disturbances". This project will build from the findings of Agropolis funded project focused on unpacking the relationships between farm and livelihood diversification, vulnerability, and resilience in a multi-hazard environment and shifting opportunity context, as well as the relationships between food and water security and landscape management as they examine findings influence of projected areas (including a recently declared one in a key case study area) on agrarian change and livelihoods, with special emphasis on farm management and access to food and water, in northern Nicaragua. They will also train a diverse group of undergraduate students in intercultural communication, STEM, and collaboration skills as well as build capacity with local partner organizations and students in Nicaragua.
Chris Bacon with the Environmental Studies and Sciences and Bill Sundstrom with the Economics Department have received a $285,722 grant from the National Science Foundation to support their project entitled " Household and institutional responses to security threats from environmental and economic disturbances".    

This project will build from the findings of Agropolis funded project focused on unpacking the relationships between farm and livelihood diversification, vulnerability, and resilience in a multi-hazard environment and shifting opportunity context, as well as the relationships between food and water security and landscape management as they examine findings influence of projected areas (including a recently declared one in a key case study area) on agrarian change and livelihoods, with special emphasis on farm management and access to food and water, in northern Nicaragua. They will also train a diverse group of undergraduate students in intercultural communication, STEM, and collaboration skills as well as build capacity with local partner organizations and students in Nicaragua.