iAGRI is sponsoring more than 130 research projects related to food security. It bridges the distance between global partners for workshops, research and student advising through use of modern technology.
iAGRI is a human capital investment in the next generation of intellectual, economic and political leaders of Tanzania. By 2017 iAGRI will have sponsored 20 PhD and 115 Masters students.
iAGRI aims to help SUA develop and implement enhanced instructional, internship and outreach programs through joint research and international exchanges between Tanzanian and U.S. researchers and scholars.
iAGRI is a partnership of the Ohio State University Consortium, Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania’s National Agricultural Research System, RUFORUM and Global South Institutions.
The Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) aims to strengthen training and collaborative research capacities of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) with the goal of improving food security and agricultural productivity in Tanzania.
The project purpose is aligned with the themes and road map of the USAID Feed the Future (FtF) initiative and the Government of Tanzania (GoT) Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme Compact and Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP).
Past efforts suggest that through promoting joint research and international exchanges between Tanzanian and US researchers, iAGRI’s impact may be felt for years to come.