Ohio State’s iAGRI Project Receives $4 million in Additional Funding

April 24, 2015

The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI project, received $4 million in additional funding on Monday, April 13th 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 at the primary management unit in Morogoro, Tanzania by David Kraybill, Professor in the 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; fostering 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 building the institutional capacity of SUA to develop innovative, agricultural education programs and form strategic private sector linkages.