We are a university-based organization under the Texas A&M University System, dedicated to continue Dr. Borlaug’s legacy by helping to elevate small-holder farmers out of poverty and hunger through agricultural science.
Who Are We?
Originally founded in 1984 as the Office of International Programs, the Borlaug Institute was renamed in 2006 and continues to carry on and expand the legacy of its namesake – the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug- by playing a key role in fighting world hunger.
What Do We Do?
The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University designs and implements science based agricultural development and training programs that guide the phases of agricultural industry from production to consumption in order to fight hunger and poverty among small-holder agricultural communities of the developing world.
Areas of Expertise
– Plant and Animal Science and Health
– Food Science
– Food Safety
– Nutrition Education
– Environmental Sciences
– Agricultural Engineering
– Education and Leadership
– Economics and Policy
State of Texas Provides Platform for Solutions
– Texas climate zones are very similar to North, East, and Southern Africa, Southern South America, and South Asia which provide diverse agroecological zones
– Vast network of Researchers and Extension Specialists