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 Agriculture 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
We design and implement 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
Our Seven Elements of Borlaug Legacy
1. Prevent conflict by addressing poverty and hunger
2. Employ agriculture science to address poverty and hunger
3. Take it to the farmer
4. Engage in an interdisciplinary approach
5. Encourage effective governance and sound policies
6. Promote youth development
7. Act more and talk less
The State of Texas Provides Platforms for Success in Agriculture
– The Texan climate zones have analogues in North, East, and Southern Africa, Southern South America, and South Asia which provide diverse agroecological zones to develop agricultural practices for many different types of Agriculture
– Vast network of Researchers and Extension Specialists that help in facilitating research and development of practices for agriculturist around the world.