Building Lasting Partnerships to Improve Global Food Security Through the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI)
AbstractThe Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) is a Feed the Future project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Ohio State's Office of International Programs in Agriculture. iAGRI's mission is to build a more sustainable food system in Tanzania by strengthening the training, research and outreach capacities of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries (MALF), to achieve food security and improve livelihoods.
IMPACT. 1: Provision of advanced degree training in agriculture sciences to 137 Tanzanians at OSU and 5 other partner universities to improve teaching, research, and outreach, to sustainably enhance food security in Tanzania. -- 2. Development of technologies with community-based partners to address priority food security challenges including soil fertility, climate change, plant diseases, gender inequality, & maize productivity through 12 research collaborations with US and Tanzanian researchers. -- 3. Implementation of 23 programs designed to strengthen SUA's capacity to sustainably develop and implement research and outreach activities with community-based stakeholders and the private sector.
OSU PARTNERS: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; Office of International Programs in Agriculture; Ohio State Extension; College of Education and Human Ecology; College of Veterinary Medicine; Fisher College of Business
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: United States: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Michigan State University; Tuskegee University; Iowa State University; Virginia Tech University; University of Florida; Tanzania: Sokoine University of Agriculture; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries (MALF); Other International: Punjab Agricultural University – India; Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
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