Projects & Programs

The international projects and programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are supported through funding from a variety of international development agencies, private foundations and industry partners in the U.S. and globally.

African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) project was launched in 2009 in partnership the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to build functional biosafety systems. ABNE funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and offers workshops, short courses, internships, study tours, technical consultations and interactive forums, as well as representations of African policymakers and regulators in biotechnology and biosafety related meetings in Africa and globally.

Agricultural Transformation Project in Malawi is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and transforming Malawi’s agricultural sector.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy works in eight African countries and two Asian countries to promote inclusive agrifood system growth. improved nutrition and livelihood resilience though global policies.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research supports legume development in terms of nutrition, as well as and the role of legumes in smallholder farms in developing countries to generate income and farm system sustainability.

Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership supports potato crop development in terms of nutrition, as well as the role of potatoes in smallholder farms in South Asian countries as a way to increase the standard of living for smallholder farmers.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) project is part of the MSU Food Security Group's Evaluation of the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program that aims to increase the capacity and willingness of consumers in developing countries, especially low-income consumers, to acquire and consumer more nutritious foods.

MSU Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) works to improve food systems in a world facing shrinking natural resources, changing climate, urbanization and rapidly increasing demand. CANR supports the focus on capacity building activities that increase the strengths of agricultural innovation systems and related actors in Malawi and Afghanistan.

USAID Egypt Center of Excellence for Agriculture (CoEA) project is a partnership between MSU, other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence at Cairo University.

USAID Afghanistan GRAIN project is building human resources and institutional capacity to enhance the wheat sector in Afghanistan.

USDA-FAS Emerging Markets Program (EMP) in Agricultural Biotechnology program provides training for policymakers and key stakeholders from selected emerging markets in Asia and Africa in agricultural biotechnology and biosafety.

World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP) is a training, technology transfer and capacity-building program that draws upon expertise from MSU and CANR to offer short-term and long-term training programs, advisory services and consultations in diverse areas of agricultural research and development.

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