Training Programs

ABB and TT program 2017

Online Short Course in International Agricultural Extension

August 3-7, 2020 online short course
View Online Short Course in International Agricultural Extension brochure.
View registration form.

Online Food Safety Short Course

November 9-13, 2020 online short course
Food Safety Short Course details.
View International Online Short Course in Food Safety brochure.
View registration brochure.

An Online Short Course in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biosafety and Technology Transfer Short Course

July 12-24, 2020 online short course.
Agricultural Biotechnology, Biosafety and Technology Transfer Short Course details.
View An Online Short Course in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biosafety and Technology Transfer brochure 
View registration brochure.

Best Practices in Dairy and Livestock Operations

June 25 – July 3, 2021 at Michigan State University, 
East Lansing, Michigan USA.
View brochure: Best Practices in Dairy and Livestock Operations

Africa Biotechnology Network Program (ABNE)

African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) is a collaborative project between WorldTAP and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency. The ABNE project is a biosafety resource network for African regulators and policy makers and is established to enhance biosafety capacity of African countries with an aim towards building functional biosafety regulatory systems. It is an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative.

Norman Borlaug Fellowship Program

Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program, administered by the USDA-FAS, provides fellowships to scientists, researchers, and policy makers to train and develop collaborative research programs with U.S. education and research institutions and government agencies. WorldTAP has proudly hosted over 45 Borlaug Fellows since 2005 from 17 different countries, and trained them in enhanced food security and sustainable agricultural productivity. The highlight of this training program is the opportunity for fellows to attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium held in Des Moines, Iowa. See our publications honoring Dr. Borlaug and recognizing the fellows hosted at MSU between the years 2005-2016: Building Human Resources in Food and Agriculture.

Cochran Fellowship Program

Cochran Fellowship Program, administered by the USDA FAS Cochran Fellowship Program, is an excellent opportunity for professionals from middle and emerging economies to gain training and practical experience at U.S. education and research institutions, private sector, and U.S. government agencies in various aspects of agricultural development. Each year WorldTAP program receives a number of Cochran Fellows particularly from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia for training in food safety, biotechnology, livestock production, water management and related topics.

Scientific exchanges

WorldTAP develops and conducts scientific exchange programs at Michigan State University from global public and private institutions. 

Central Asia IPM Program

This project was completed in September 2014 and was funded by the IPM Innovation Lab supported by USAID’s Feed the Future initiative. It developed a comprehensive IPM initiative using an ecologically-based and multidisciplinary systems approach. The host institutions were Michigan State University, the University of California-Davis, and The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and we were closely linked with our collaborating colleagues in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Visit the project’s website.