The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences continually works toward building our presence internationally through our involvement with various institutes and centers. Texas A&M University also has several global locations open to us for partnerships and opportunities such as study abroad or a hub for collaborations with local experts.
Through collaborations with these centers and institutes, we are able to rely on their expertise while also making the greatest impact with our faculty, resources, and trips abroad. In many cases our faculty members are conducting research in concert with the organizations. These collaborations include:
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife, designs and implements science-based programs that improve the agricultural industry around the word. From production to consumption, the Borlaug Institute works to fight hunger and poverty across the world, and trains agricultural leaders in sustainability practices. Our faculty members serve on the institute’s leadership, collaborate on research, and travel with the team to countries such as Iraq, Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, Ethiopia and more.
Center on Conflict and Development
The Center on Conflict and Development focuses on challenges and improvement strategies for counties impacted by conflict, disasters, and complex crises. Researchers focus on the causes of violent conflict, aid in development of countries post conflict, and prepare the next generation to operate in fragile and conflict-affected states. It is managed by faculty in our department of agricultural economics – along with the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the School of Rural Public Health in the Texas A&M Health Science Center – and is part of the USAID Higher Education Solution Network.
Ukulima Farm Research Center
At the Ukulima Farm Research Center, located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, our faculty are involved in research to fight hunger and poverty in Africa via modern technology and agriculture practices. Ukulima also provides the college a base of operations for study abroad, where students can experience international agriculture through African and general agriculture development.
An important part of our international work are our locations around the world. They allow us to have a closer relationship with local people and governments. These facilities and relationships increase the effectiveness of our work in these regions and make it much easier to partner on projects and funding proposals. These global centers are Texas A&M facilities that serve as hubs for university work, including:
- Soltis Center for Research and Outreach in San Isidro, Costa Rica
- Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
- Hacienda Santa Clara in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico