iAGRI Project Awarded $4 million in funding from USAID

March 8, 2016
The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) received an additional $4 million in early March from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  to support its overall aim to improve food security in Tanzania. iAGRI is a major Feed the Future initiative led by The Ohio State University, through the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. iAGRI, which began in 2011 and continues through 2017, is managed at Ohio State by Mark Erbaugh, Director of IPA, and in Morogoro, Tanzania by David Kraybill, Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.
This additional funding will achieve the project’s goals of graduate degree training in the agricultural sciences; fostering international collaborative research between faculty at Ohio State, other U.S. land-grant university partners, the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries in Tanzania; and strengthening the institutional capacity of SUA to develop innovative, agricultural education programs and form strategic private sector linkages.