Research and Outreach

Overview of the College of Agricultural Sciences research, education and outreach around the world.

The College is home to the country's oldest international partnership.  Our first international agreement dates back to 1907, when the College started working with a school in southern China. That school evolved into South China Agricultural University, now a leading institution in China. We continue to work closely with our oldest friends--we have a robust exchange with universities across China--while pursuing opportunities with new partners.

Today, the College has an active portfolio of research programs globally, garnering $70 million in external funding in the last 15 years.  We engage with Feed the Future countries via our Ag2Africa, Ag2Americas, and Ag2Asia programs, and have launched a new thematic initiative looking at the special issues related to gender in agriculture across the globe. The College continues its long-standing work with Eastern European countries as they looked to agriculture and rural development as key to democracy building and the transition process to market economies.

The College of Ag Sciences is developing and promoting Penn State's collaborative initiatives in Africa in order to enhance food and economic security, and sustainable agricultural development through research, extension and education.

The Ag2Americas Initiative within Penn State's College of Agricultural develops and promotes collaborative initiatives in the Western Hemisphere through research, education and outreach.

Experience and expertise in Asia at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Experience and expertise in the Ukraine at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Including the Middle East, North Africa, the Pacific, and Western Europe

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A summary of all international agreements within the College. Last updated December 2016.