International Programs in Agriculture & Natural Resources

International Programs

To promote and facilitate international activities in the College through collaboration with educational institutions, organizations and agencies throughout the world. 

Our Mission

International Programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources (IPAN) was established in 1998 when the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recognized the importance of international involvement and sought to encourage and facilitate research, outreach, and education efforts across the globe.

Faculty in the College have a long history of helping colleagues in other countries improve their crop production, animal rearing, conservation practices and policy understanding. We have extended knowledge gained from our own experiences and, in turn, benefited from our involvement with colleagues abroad.

Programs and projects range from distance education, establishing extension services, food safety, soil remediation, aquaculture, to crop production and veterinary medicine.  Countries with on-going projects include China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Taiwan and Uganda.

Finally, IPAN coordinates and develops international agriculture and natural resource programs for the College and University.

Explore Our International Opportunities!

International Agriculture & Extension Lecture Recordings

Bringing Renewable Energy Access to Rural Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

Event flyer

Friday, October 15
9:00 - 10:00am EST

We are pleased to welcome two Mandela Washington Fellows who recently completed their virtual Professional Development Experiences with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics to join a panel with experts from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The panel will focus on the research and work experiences of the panelists and discuss the barriers and obstacles to develop renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced smart power technologies in developing countries.

We welcome audience members from across the campus to the panel and encourage you to submit questions to the panelists. Where possible, we prefer that you submit questions ahead of time, so we can better organize the panel.

Amro Hassanein, Assistant Research Scientist, Environmental Science and Technology
Stephanie Lansing, Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Louis Preonas, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Etienne Bedia, Head of Product Portfolio and Strategy, FENIX-ENGIE, Côte D’Ivoire
Amadou Jallow, Standards Officer for the Gambia Standards Bureau

Research in Africa

AGNR Takes Root Around the World

2020 Summer

2019 Spring

2018 Fall



Fall 2018: AGNR's Global Reach

Extension in a Global Context

AGNR International Survey

How did you spend your Summer: Brazil, Greece, England, Poland

Conference: Taiwan and Avian Influenza

Mini-Summit for Food Safety & Security

Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems 




2018 Summer

2018 Summer Email

2018 Summer


ROOTS Africa student group travels to Liberia
Saving Africa's Vultures
Collaboration with Nigerian and Spanish partners
AFRI webinar


2017-18 Winter

2017 Fall email

Mexico Undersectary Visits AGNR to Learn About Extension

10th Mini Summit on Food Safety, Policy and Sustainability
Mini Summit Poster Competition
AGNR's Women in Agriculture Collaboration with Wolkite University
Kangwon National University


2017 Fall

2017 Sep. newsletter

Sept 2017: AGNR Takes Root: Tanzania, Paraguay, China

Tanzania, Food Security and Technology
Paraguay-AGNR Agreement
Lori Lynch on Fulbright in Colombia
Visiting Scholars Dr. Filiz Gurel and Dr. Hsin-i Hsaio


2017 Summer

2017 June newsletter

June 2017: Uganda Irrigation and Agriculture Project


Ray Weil Research in China
Bob Hill soils research at NWAFU, China
NWAFU Delegation visits UMD
Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia


2017 Spring

2017 Winter: AGNR Study Abroad