Center for Viticultural Sciences
The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
N’guessan hopes to introduce students and educators to the findings on her book to support further scientific research on the topic.
Entomology prepares individuals to seek positions in State and Federal agencies or private businesses that concern themselves with various entomological activities...
Center for Biological Control
The Mission of the Center is to…. generate, apply and transfer innovative, ecologically based solutions to pest problems affecting agriculture, natural resources, and human health while developing the human capacity for continued future innovation...
About The International Agriculture Program
The International Agricultural Programs in College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) incorporates the Office of International Agriculture and the Center for International Agricultural Trade, Development Research and Training. Through these programs, the College seeks to ensure the global competitiveness of its students and strengthen the services provided to stakeholders in an increasingly complex and dynamic global market place.
Ms. Harriett A. Paul, Director
International Agricultural Programs & Center for International Agricultural Trade, Developmental Research and Training
204 Perry-Paige South
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Tele: (850) 599-8867
Fax: (850) 561-2794
The mission of the Office of International Agriculture Programs is to incorporate an international dimension into the traditional land-grant responsibilities in teaching, research and extension/outreach, to ensure the global competitiveness of our students and strengthen the services provided to stakeholders in an increasingly complex and dynamic global market place.
Historically, the thrust of the University’s international outreach effort has emanated from the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS), the unit which houses the University’s land-grant programs.
CAFS, through its Office of International Agriculture Programs (OIAP), has been involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of sponsored international agricultural programs in the developing world (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America) for more than thirty-five years. These programs span the land-grant areas in education and training, research, and development outreach.
As the demand for international services grows, it is CAFS’ aim to fully globalize its land-grant programs to enhance the relevance and effectiveness of its agricultural, natural resources, and the engineering sciences and technology initiatives; resulting in the production of highly skilled, globally competent individuals prepared to address the challenges of an interdependent world community.
Implementation of this strategy has resulted in the establishment of international undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and a broaden scope of involvement in the developing world in international collaborative research and development assistance initiatives with new private, public, non-governmental, and donor partners.
International Programs Focus:
Over the past thirty five years, CAFS has established a successful record of accomplishment in the design and implementation of international projects in areas of focus which include:
- Biological Control
- Food as it Relates to Nutrition & Health
- Integrated Pest Management
- Water Quality & Environmental Research
- Small Farm Development
- Small Enterprise Development
- International Agribusiness, Market Development & Trade
International Academic Programs:
The Division of Agricultural Sciences and the Office of International Agriculture are globalizing the college's agricultural academic programs. During Academic Year 2000-01, two new international academic programs, including a baccalaureate degree program in International Agriculture and Business and an international graduate option in agricultural sciences, the Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences with an Option in International Programs with the U.S. Peace Corps, were approved for implementation.
International Education and Training Programs:
Training the future leaders of the world’s developing economies is a major goal of CAFS. Therefore, the college continues to commit it resources to provide resident degree-seeking instruction, as well as on campus and host country short-term training programs.
International Research Programs:
FAMU-CAFS strives to expand the knowledge base and strengthen the capacity of developing country research scientists and institutions to improve the quality of life for its citizens. International collaborative research also offers FAMU-CAFS scientists, through their Research Centers, and opportunity to solve United States food and agricultural problems by working with foreign scientists in countries facing the same or closely related problems.
CAFS’ international agricultural research objectives are being implemented through its involvement in a variety of programs to include: the USAID Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSP) and the USDA, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Collaborative Research Program; USDA, Agriculture Research Service (ARS), and Collaborative Support Research Education Extension Service (CSREES), in most of the regions of the world.