Current Projects

Current Projects

Center for Coffee Research and Education

| COSTA RICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PANAMA, PERU, GLOBAL

Center for Coffee Research and Education

The livelihoods of coffee farmers, and those along the coffee supply chain, are presently threatened by climate change, diseases and pests, low crop yields, and barriers to quality.

International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) – Ghana

| Ghana

International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) – Ghana

The International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) is founded in partnership with AgriCorps, and hosted at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. IAEFP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Policy Framework for Africa

| African Union

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Policy Framework for Africa

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Policy Framework for Africa project supports the African Union (AU) Commission’s Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (AUC-DARBE) to advance international Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) measures within AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

| Global

Food for Progress Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainability

The project brings expertise from Texas A&M University to bear on the evaluation of issues in the USDA’s Learning Agenda for Food for Progress projects, structured analysis of secondary data, and econometric analysis, in addition to high-quality systematic reviews of priority topics.

USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI), Phases I & II

| Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania

USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI), Phases I & II

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) is a research-for-development project that aims to expand farmer-led, small scale irrigation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania.

International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) – Guatemala

| Guatemala

International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) – Guatemala

IAEFP trains and supports Fellows to become teachers abroad during the Guatemalan school year to work in agriculture and with students in their communities.

Agribusiness Development Activity (ADA)

| Uzbekistan

Agribusiness Development Activity (ADA)

The Agribusiness Development Activity (ADA) is funded by USAID and lead by Chemonics, to whom the Borlaug Institute is a subcontractor on this project. The ADA aims to improve the agribusiness sector in Uzbekistan.

Afghanistan Value Chains – High Value Crops (AVC-HVC)

| Afghanistan

Afghanistan Value Chains – High Value Crops (AVC-HVC)

The AVC-HVC project will work with anchor firms nationwide to reverse market failures, strengthen backward and forward linkages, drive growth, and create jobs for men, women, and youth along the fruit and nuts, high-value horticulture, spices, and medicinal crops value chains.

Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock (AVC-L)

| Afghanistan

Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock (AVC-L)

AVC-L will work with private-sector anchor firms in the dairy, poultry, small ruminants, Apiculture (bee keeping), and other livestock value chains across Afghanistan, supporting their sustained growth.

Women’s Scholarship Endowment (WSE)

| Afghanistan

Women’s Scholarship Endowment (WSE)

The Women’s Scholarship Endowment (WSE) Activity aims to assist Afghan women to obtain a university education in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).