For more than 60 years, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has been deeply engaged in international agricultural research, education, training, extension, outreach and technology transfer activities across agricultural value chains and production systems worldwide.

CANR programs

The international programs of CANR encompass diverse areas of agricultural development and natural resources programs contributing to enhancing agricultural productivity, food and nutritional security and livelihoods of rural and urban communities worldwide.

Programs cut across three core missions of the college -- teaching, research and outreach -- in collaboration with CANR departments and units, as well as a diverse range of stakeholders and multiple levels of national and international partnerships.


CANR programs and initiatives strengthen the scholarly efforts and initiatives of faculty members and departments/schools within the college. These programs are faculty-driven and led by faculty champions in their respective areas of expertise with credible national and international collaborators.

MSU program development

In implementing various programs, the CANR faculty also collaborate with other colleges and units of MSU and public and private institutions worldwide.

The programs implemented through CANR departments are aligned with university wide programs and platform such as Alliance for African Partnership and Asia Hub coordinated through MSU’s International Studies and Programs.

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