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Title: International Programs for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (IP/FANR)
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Title: International Programs for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (IP/FANR)
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Language: English
Creator: College of Natural Resources and Environment, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Publisher: International Programs, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2000
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University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
College of Natural Resources and Environment

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I or more information, please contact:
International Programs
University of Florida
3028 McCartv Hall
PO Box 110320
Gainesville FL '2 11-0320

Tel. l'N'4 392-1-3h
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The University of Florida

A Leader Among United States Institutions
The University of Florida (UF) is one of the nation's
largest universities, divided into 20 colleges and schools,
with 144 departments. Founded as a land-grant university
in 1906, UF today holds a distinguished record as a national
leader in agricultural research and extension services and
many other academic programs. UF shares with only two
other land-grant universities in the United States the dis-
tinction of having all professional schools on one campus,
making available an enormously broad range of professional
and scientific talent engaged in international research and
development. The university offers over 100 majors in
its undergraduate degree programs. Graduate programs
are offered in the majority of UF's academic departments.
Professional degrees also are offered in law, dentistry,
medicine and veterinary medicine. The university is a
member of the Association of American Universities,
a prestigious organization comprising the outstanding
institutions in North America preeminent in graduate and
professional teaching and research. It is also among the
nation's leading research universities as categorized by
the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.


The Students
A broad spectrum of students from all levels of society
interact daily with some of the nation's leading scholars.
The student body currently numbers over 35,000, with
representation from every state in the U.S., as well as
over 100 foreign countries. Students annually participate
in numerous student organizations, and attend concerts,
theatrical productions, art exhibits, athletic contests, lectures
and other events featuring nationally and internationally
known talents.

Students receive individual counseling and guidance
through a wide variety of support services. The Office of
International Student Services aids university matriculation
for foreign students from their arrival on campus until their
departure for home. Services include: evaluation of financial
statements, certificates of eligibility, visa applications, orien-
tation, answering health, legal and immigration questions
and acting as a liaison with embassies and U.S. agencies.

Supporting Resources
The laboratories and libraries at UF represent some of
the best facilities in the U.S. Holdings of the University
Library number more than two million volumes, plus
extensive collections of documents and papers. Large Latin
American and African collections, with special strength in
the Caribbean area, are also housed on campus.

The Faculty
A distinguished faculty of more than 3,900 attract
numerous research and training grants annually. A num-
ber of faculty members have been selected to the National
Academies of Science and/or Engineering, the Institute of
Medicine or other similar institutions in foreign countries.
Honored faculty include a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize
winners, inventors, and winners of many national awards.

The Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences

The IFAS Complex
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
is the University of Florida's statewide complex of teaching,
research, and extension programs in agriculture. The land-
grant research and education programs of IFAS have been
a major factor in Florida's agricultural and economic
development. IFAS programs are conducted statewide
through 13 research and education centers and 67 county
extension offices.

Education, Extension and Research
IFAS programs in biotechnology, biological control of
pests and disease, processing and postharvest handling,
water management, and marketing and trade respond to
needs within Florida and throughout the world. IFAS
researchers are also involved in plant diagnostic services,
aquaculture and seafood processing, agriculture climatology
programs, the development of sustainable agricultural
systems, and agricultural law efforts.

IFAS extension programs in natural resource, food
quality and human nutrition, community development,
and consumer resource management seek to keep the food
and agricultural sector compatible with urban growth and
development in a global society.


College of Natural Resources
and Environment

The College of Natural Resources and Environment
(CNRE) is a college without departments. This horizontal
structure allows the CNRE to bring together faculty and
students from a variety of disciplines throughout the Uni-
versity. These faculty and students develop comprehensive
programs of research, education and service, and assist
institutions, scholars and students engaged in both basic
and applied sciences. They work to create or enhance
methods to manage natural resources and the environ-
ment on a sustainable basis.

The mission of the CNRE is to enhance the understand-
ing of the interaction of natural systems and society and to
develop the intellectual capacity to address the environmen-
tal and natural resource issues facing Florida, the nation and
the world.

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Degree Programs
Formal degree programs in food and agricultural sci-
ences, forestry, natural resources and environment are
offered at UF. Approximately 35% of graduate students
within this group represent the international community.
IFAS and CNRE faculty regularly participate in the world
community through conferences, educational exchange,
cooperative research, and training projects in other coun-
tries. To enhance such projects, strong links are maintained
with other international program sites on campus such as
the Center for African Studies and the Center for Latin
American Studies, as well as with institutions abroad:

J The Escola Superior De Agricultura Luiz De Queiroz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- The Institute of Sugar and Alcohol, Araras, Brazil
J Universidade Estadal, Campinas, Brazil
J Universidade Federal Rural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
J University of Dschang, Cameroon
- La Universidad de Concepci6n, Chillan, Chile
J Centro Agron6mico Tropical de Investigaci6n y Ensafanza, Costa Rica
Jt Organization of Tropical Studies, Costa Rica
-J Escuela Agricola Panamericana, Honduras
- Jamaican Agricultural Development Foundation, Jamaica
a Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
J Universidad Aut6noma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
u Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
SAgricultural University, Cracow, Poland
Q Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
SAsian Vegetable Research and Development Center, Taiwan
- Universidad Del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

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UF's International Dimensions

Student-Faculty Programs
During the last 20 years, UF's international commitment
has expanded rapidly. This expansion has resulted in the
formation of a Center for Latin American Studies, a Center
for African Studies, a Center for International Student and
Faculty Exchanges, and an English Language Institute for
speakers of other languages. The Center for Latin American
Studies and the Center for African Studies direct and coordi-
nate instructional and research activities related to their
respective areas, and cooperate with other university pro-
grams in conducting international projects. Both centers
offer certificates in their area studies in conjunction with
other degrees, and the Center for Latin American Studies
offers a Master of Arts in that discipline. In addition,
programs in Asian Studies, Russian and East European
Studies, and West European Studies have been added
to the undergraduate curriculum.

Exchange and Development
The University of Florida has participated in programs
of exchange and development in many areas, including
Africa, South America, Central America, Southeast Asia,
the Caribbean and Central Europe. Many of these projects
have been under the direction of International Programs for
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources. This office has
acquired large grants to administer programs worldwide.

University Structures for Internationalization
In 1985, the university created a Council on International
Studies and Programs as a mechanism for representation of
the various international programs, and, in 1991, an Office
of International Studies and Programs was formed to coor-
dinate international activities on campus. The expansion of
interest in international programs represents UF's conviction
that internationalization is essential to educating students
for participation in a global society.

International Programs for Food,
Agriculture and Natural Resources

International Coordination
International Programs for Food, Agriculture and
Natural Resources (IP/FANR) is under the University
of Florida's Vice President for Agriculture and Natural
Resources. IP/FANR is charged with the responsibility
of coordinating and administering University of Florida
contracts for technical services related to agriculture and
natural resources. The dissemination of information, the
recruitment of talent, and the management of the procure-
ment, logistical and other operational aspects of projects
are the responsibilities of IP/FANR. IP/FANR provides
a natural interface between the academic and scientific
expertise of UF and international research and develop-
ment groups.


Vice President for
Agriculture and Natural Resources

International Programs


Technical Assistance
Contracts for technical assistance are financed by inter-
national lending institutions, private foundations, foreign
governments, and the U.S. foreign aid program. Provisions
of technical assistance contracts may call for specific short-
term studies or for technical assistance programmed over
many years. Through IP/FANR, technical assistance has
been provided throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and
the Caribbean. The organization has a continuing interest
in the tropical regions of the world.

Support Personnel
Each contract is coordinated by a full-time International
Programs faculty member who has had previous interna-
tional experience. Each Project Coordinator is assisted by
administrative aides in the areas of training, procurement,
travel and transportation, and personnel. International
Programs also is responsible for satisfying technical back-
stopping needs for contracts through designated faculty
representatives in relevant academic disciplines and depart-
ments, for recruiting long-term technical assistance personnel
and for identifying and contracting short-term consultants.

Projects Worldwide
For almost three decades, IP/FANR has managed
projects dealing with institutional development, agricul-
tural research, natural resource and conservation of Africa,
Asia, Caribbean and Latin America. Projects have also
encompassed economic improvement, and short- and
long-term training. Specifically, IP/FANR has assumed
responsibility for activities in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil,
Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Malawi, Morocco,
Panama, Vietnam, Zaire and Zimbabwe.

Selected IP/FANR Activities Worldwide

Economic Improvement
El Salvador

Agricultural Research
and Development



Institution Building

Costa Rica


Conservation of
Natural Resources

Major Programs and Projects

Institution Building
Cameroon-long-term cooperative project with the
government to develop the University of Dschang into
a national agricultural land-grant university providing
teaching, research and extension programs to meet
national and regional needs.

Costa Rica-assistance to the government of Costa Rica
in establishing a technical school of agriculture and a
food technology laboratory, work on improvement of
pasture grasses, coffee diversification and field trials for
various crops.

Ecuador-technical assistance to the National Agricultural
Research Institute for staff diversification/improvement
and research program development, technical services
to the Institute toward strengthened research and training
facilities, development of livestock industries, assistance
to the government in establishing a rural technology
transfer system.

Vietnam-technical advice and assistance to the National
Agricultural Center.

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Agricultural Research and Development
Guyana-technical assistance to the government to
develop and diversify agricultural economy, study of
social, cultural and economic effects of rural electrifica-
tion in Latin America, development of low-cost livestock
feeds and feeding trials.

Malawi-broad technical assistance to improve Malawi's
Agricultural Research Program to meet the needs of
small-holder and subsistence farm families and the
development of an on-farm adoptive research program.

Zaire-training in Farming Systems Research and
Extension methodologies and technical support to the
research and development field units.

Zimbabwe-technical assistance to the Veterinary
Research Laboratory in Harare to control heartwater
disease in livestock and its economic impact.

Conservation of Natural Resources
Haiti-technical assistance for improved standard
of living of farmers in the Pic Macaya area, improved
farming practices, alternative income-producing
activities, creation of a biosphere reserve to promote
biodiversity, reestablishment of forested areas and
protection of the watershed.

Economic Improvement
Belize-special assistance to increase milk production
and assist the Macal Cooperative to become a profitable
business enterprise.

Bolivia-assistance to develop alternative crops for coca,
nutrition of grass crops, nutrition and diets for grazing
animals toward improved meat and milk production
and consequent increased employment and earnings.

El Salvador-higher incomes and standards of living
for small farmers through increased production and
improved marketing of grains and vegetables.

Short- and Long-Term Training
All of the projects undertaken and sponsored by IP/FANR
include both formal and informal training components.
Technical backstopping is provided where needed.


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