Center for International Agricultural Trade Developmental Research and Training

Center for International Agricultural Trade, Developmental Research and Training

The Center for International Agricultural Trade, Development Research and Training (CIATDRT) manages the college’s international agricultural development assistance, research and training programs in the developing world. Through the combined programs of the Office of International Agriculture Programs (OIAP) and CIATDRT, the College continues to build upon its more than 40 years international agriculture tradition.

Mission Statement:

To provide training, research, and development assistance to public and private international organizations, particularly in the areas of: small enterprise development, marketing, international trade, and sustainable agriculture to improve the economic status and quality of life for limited resourced people globally.


International Focus:


Over the past forty-three years, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) has established a successful record of accomplishment in the design and implementation of international projects in areas of focus which include:

·       International Education and Study Abroad

·       Economic Growth and Capacity Building

·       Biotechnology

·       Biological Control

·       Food as it Relates to Nutrition and Health

·       Integrated Pest Management

·       Water Quality and Environmental Research