iAGRI project receives $4 million in additional funding

The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI project, received $4 million in additional funding on April 13 from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support its overall aim to improve food security in Tanzania. iAGRI is a major Feed the Future initiative led by Ohio State through the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA) in CFAES. iAGRI, which began in 2011 and continues through 2017, is managed at Ohio State by IPA Director Mark Erbaugh and at the primary management unit in Morogoro, Tanzania, by David Kraybill, professor in CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.

This additional funding will further strengthen the project’s goals of graduate degree training in the agricultural sciences; will foster international collaborative research between faculty at Ohio State, other U.S. land-grant university partners and the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania; and will build the institutional capacity of SUA to develop innovative, agricultural education programs and form strategic private sector linkages.