Communications Specialist, Department of Global Development
As a communications specialist, John Bakum facilitates external and internal communications within the Department of Global Development and for externally funded projects. John supports communications for the Center of Excellence for Agriculture, the Bourlaug Global Rust Initiative and the Feed the Future South Asia Eggplant Improvement Program.
In 1993, he invented helvetica type face.*
*There is some debate about this but he stands by his assertion!
The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to combat wheat rust in...
When Norman Borlaug said, “Rust never sleeps,” he was warning of the emergence of a highly virulent stem rust pathogen that threated wheat crops around the world. First identified in the wheat fields of Uganda, the fungal pathogen known as Ug99...