International Efforts

pnut-harvest-haiti

Harvesting peanuts in Haiti.

Dr. Brenneman has given invited talks in South Africa, Argentina, Poland, Germany, and Nicaragua, where he has also been involved in an ongoing research effort to help solve disease problems in that country.

He is a co-PI on a PMIL (Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab) project in Haiti sponsored by USAID.  He is working with subsistence farmers to improve their peanut production practices.  This project involves close collaboration with Meds and Foods for Kids, a non-profit corporation based in St. Louis,  in their efforts to alleviate severe malnutrition in Haiti.  They produce Plumpy Nut (Medika Mamba), a peanut-based, ready-to-use therapeutic food that has been very successful in treating malnutrition.