Global Locations

Research Collaborations

Country: Australia
City: Sydney
CAES Researcher: Allen Moore
Partner: John Hunt, Western Sydney University
Project: Publications, shared students

Country: Austria
City: Tulln
CAES Researcher: Todd Applegate
Partner: Institute for Agro-Biotechnology (IFA)
Project: Active research collaborations
Description: Dr. Applegate collaborates with IFA on impact of mycotoxins on animal health, nutrient utilization, as well as bio-marker development.

Country: Brazil
City: Brasilia
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and David Bertioli
Partner: MARS, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology - Dr. Marcio Moretzsohn
Project: The development of peanut lines and varieties that incorporate disease resistances from wild species
Description: The discovery and/or confirmation of QTLs in tetraploid populations; The marker-assisted introgression of nematode, leaf spot and/or rust disease resistance from wild species into cultivated peanut varieties.

Country: Brazil
City: Campinas
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and David Bertioli
Partner: MARS, Agronomic Institute of Capinas - Dr. Ignacio Godoy
Project: The development of peanut lines and varieties that incorporate disease resistances from wild species
Description: The discovery and/or confirmation of QTLs in tetraploid populations; The marker-assisted introgression of nematode, leaf spot and/or rust disease resistance from wild species into cultivated peanut varieties.

Country: Brazil
City: Curitaba
CAES Researcher: Patrick Conner
Partner: Federal University of Parana, Dr. Luiz Biasi
Project: Introduction of Muscadine into Brazil
Description: The University of Georgia is working with Dr. Luiz Biasi to establish muscadine grape culture in Brazil.  Dr. Biasi spend a year sabbatical in Dr. Conner’s lab learning about muscadine biology, culture, and breeding.  We have worked to help him import germplasm and breeding populations so that he can develop cultivars suitable for his region.

Country: Brazil
City: Paraíba
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and David Bertioli
Partner: MARS, Embrapa Cotton
Project: The development of peanut lines and varieties that incorporate disease resistances from wild species
Description: The discovery and/or confirmation of QTLs in tetraploid populations; The marker-assisted introgression of nematode, leaf spot and/or rust disease resistance from wild species into cultivated peanut varieties.

Country: Brazil
City: Paraíba
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and David Bertioli
Partner: MARS, Embrapa Rice and Beans. Dr. Tais Suassuna
Project: The development of peanut lines and varieties that incorporate disease resistances from wild species
Description: This project aims the development of cultivars using wild Arachis species.

Country: Cameroon
City: Buea
CAES Researcher: Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Partner: FOMIC Polytechnic University
Project: Professor – MBA Program 2018
Description: MBABS-601 - Human Resource Management

Country: Canada
City: Lethbridge, Alberta
CAES Researchers: Todd Callaway and Tim McAllister
Partner: Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Project: Ongoing series of projects investigating E. coli O157:H7 shedding in cattle
Description: Cattle carry the foodborne pathogenic bacteria E. coli O157:H7, and our joint research project has been to investigate factors that impact shedding of this pathogen as well as complementary methods to reduce the pathogen in live cattle before they enter the food chain.

Country: Chile
CAES Researchers: Allen Moore
Partner: Universidad Austral de Chile - Leo Bacigalupe
Project: Publications

Country: China
City: Beijing
CAES Researcher: Octavio Ramirez
Partner: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Project: Research project through a Ph.D. student
Description: We conducted an extensive survey about the adoption of crop insurance by vegetable producers in China last summer and several papers are in progress.

Country: China
City: Beijing
CAES Researcher: Todd Applegate
Partner: China Agricultural University, State Key Lab of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Technology
Project: Hosted Ph.D. students
Description: Active collaborations on poultry nutrition and impact on intestinal function and health. Dr. Applegate has hosted two Ph.D. students resulting in four published journal articles.

Country: China
City: Beijing
CAES Researchers: Todd Callaway and Dengpan Bu
Partner: International Joint Research Center on Dairy Science, Deputy Director; State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition; Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Project: Manuscripts and ongoing International Cooperative agreement
Description: Developing strategies to investigate the impact of diet changes and ingredients on the microbiome of dairy cattle.

Country: China
Cities: Chengdu, Sichuan
CAES Researcher: Todd Applegate
Partner: Sichuan Agricultural University
Project: Hosted Ph.D. students and faculty; 2 journal manuscripts in process; Adjunct Professor of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science
Description: Active collaborations with the Institute for Animal Nutrition; Dr. Applegate has hosted 2 PhD students and 1 faculty resulting in continued research collaborations in non-ruminant nutrition and physiology.

Country: Colombia
CAES Researcher: Ines Beltran
Project: "Healthy Brain" Program
Partner: University Uniminuto
Description: She has reached more than 200 students and faculty with the "healthy brain" program that I created with the help and support of Dr Alison Berg from UGA Extension.

Country: France
City: Toulouse
CAES Researcher: Scott Jackson
Partner: TuLIP
Project: Fellowship

Country: Germany
City: Gatersleben
CAES Researcher: Scott Jackson
Partner: TuLIP
Project: Grant

Country: Ghana
CAES Researcher: Nicholas Magnan
Partner: International Food Policy Research Institute, University for Development Studies
Project: Market and Technological Innovations for Aflatoxin Reduction in Groundnut
Description: We are testing different interventions to incite farmers to adopt good post-harvest practices to produce aflatoxin-free peanuts.

Country: Ghana
City: Accra, Kumasi, Tamale
CAES Researchers: Dave Hoisington and Jamie Rhoads
Project: African peanut breeders’ network
Description: This Peanut Innovation Lab project is connecting peanut breeders in seven African counties to enhance the capacity of each national peanut breeding program to develop improved varieties and produce foundation seed of released varieties.

Country: Honduras
CAES Researcher: David Berle
Partner: Zamarono University
Project: Host student at UGArden
Description: UGArden has a 3-year relationship with Zamarono University in Honduras. Every spring we host a student intern at UGArden. We provide free housing and they work the summer here.

Country: Hungary
City: Tokaj
CAES Researcher: June Brawner - MS in Crop and Soil Sciences (2018) under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Jo Thompson
Project: MS Thesis: The Co-Production of Terroir in a Hungarian Wine Region: A Science and Technology Studies (STS) Approach to the Minerality Concept in Viticulture (Supported by an Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from The Graduate School at the University of Georgia, Summer 2015)
Description: This project uses participant-led soil sampling and ethnographic methodologies to account for the meeting of environmental and cultural factors in the production of post-socialist specialty wines with Protected Designation of Origin status. It outlines how soil science (and its methodologies) are deployed in the making of terroir (or the taste of place), contextualizing soil science in this case as a “co-produced” (Jasanoff 2004), social-environmental enterprise.

Country: Iran
City: Mashhad
CAES Researcher: Dayton Wilde
Partner: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Project: Genetic diversity of foxtail lily in Iran
Description: The goal of this collaboration is to determine the genetic diversity of foxtail lily (Eremurus spp.) in Iran. An Iranian PhD student will collect samples from wild populations and then spend a year at UGA analyzing population genetics through genotyping-by-sequencing.

Country: Italy
City: Ancona
CAES Researcher: Scott Jackson
Project: Grant

Country: Italy
CAES Researcher: Monique Leclerc
Partner: University of Padova
Description: Active collaboration with the University of Padova through a Ph.D. student for which I served as a Ph.D. examiner.

Country: Japan
CAES Researcher: Brian T. Forschler
Partner: Japanese Pest Control Association and an NGO
Project: Emergency Fly Management
Description: Kakuro Kanno, Taketo Kawabata, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Junichiro Katayama,Motokazu Hirao, Yuichiro Tabaru, Mamoru Watanabe, Kenichi Kumon, Hideakira Tsuji, Koujiro Tanaka, Keichi Saito, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Brian Forschler, Vernard Lewis, and Chow-Yang Lee. 2016. Area-wide fly management in the tsunami-affected zones of Tohoku region, Japan. International Pest Control. 58(1): 26-33.

Country: Kenya
CAES Researcher: Nicholas Magnan
Partner: ACRE, World Agroforestry Center
Project: Innovations in Weather Index Insurance and Digital Credit for Smallholder Farmers
Description: We are designing, piloting, and evaluating bundled digital financial products to protect smallholder farmers in Kenya from drought.

Country: Kenya
CAES Researcher: Katrien M. Devos
Partners: University of Georgia, Athens (USA); Maseno University (Kenya); Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (Tanzania); National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute, Uganda; Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia); University of Bedfordshire (UK)
Project: PEARL: Unraveling the molecular genetics of finger millet blast disease and the existing resistance for the development of high-yielding resilient varieties
Description: The aim of this project is to enhance our understanding of the epidemiology of finger millet blast infection, and the development of finger millet cultivars with increase resistance to the disease.

Country: Lithuania
CAES Researcher: Monique Leclerc
Partners: National Research Council of the Government of Lithuania
Description: Serving on the panel of the National Research Council of the Government of Lithuania.

Country: Malawi
City: Lilongwe
CAES Researcher: Koushik Adhikari
Partners: Legume Scholars Program/Michigan State University/USAID & Lilongwe University of Agricultural & Natural Resources (LUANAR)
Project: Legume Scholars Program Scholarship (LSP) for an Incoming Doctoral Student from Malawi
Description: Mr. Aggrey Gama is my doctoral advisee on an LSP Fellowship. He is developing a nutritious peanut-based beverage for his country. Currently he is in Malawi gathering consumer acceptability data on the developed beverage. He is also an instructor of Food Science in LUANAR.

Country: Malaysia
CAES Researcher: Monique Leclerc
Partners: Malaysian Palm Oil Board in Malaysia and Putrajaya University, Malaysia
Description: Funded project with this government organization in Malaysia to determine CO2 emissions from oil palm plantations grown on peat.

Country: Mozambique
City: Nampula
CAES Researchers: Dave Hoisington and Jamie Rhoads
Project: African peanut breeders’ network & Adoption of data management system
Description: One Peanut Innovation Lab project is connecting peanut breeders in seven African counties to enhance the capacity of each national peanut breeding program to develop improved varieties and produce foundation seed of released varieties. Another project through the Peanut Innovation Lab is supporting the adoption of a breeding management system by peanut breeders in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Uganda

Country: Nepal
CAES Researcher: Nicholas Magnan
Partners: Heifer International, International Food Policy Research Institute, Nepa School for Social Sciences and Humanities
Project: Evaluation of a livestock transfer and training in Nepal
Description: We are evaluating the impact and impact pathways of Heifer International’s livestock transfer and training anti-poverty program in Nepal.

Country: Nepal
CAES Researcher: Nicholas Magnan
Partners: Heifer International, Interdisciplinary Analysis
Project: Designing and Evaluating Innovations for Development of Smallholder Female Livestock Cooperatives in Nepal
Description: We are designing and evaluating (1) a distance learning platform to train female community animal health workers, and (2) an application to help goat cooperative members communicate with each other and collectively market their production.

Country: Nicaragua
City: Chinandega
CAES Researcher: Tim Brenneman
Partners: ADACH (Nicaraguan peanut growers association)
Project: Collaborative research effort with peanut growers of Nicaragua
Description: Peanuts are an important crop in Nicaragua, but are grown as a monoculture in a very wet climate. Thus, diseases are a huge production constraint.  This project was initiated by ADACH and seeks to better understand the diseases of importance, and develop improved means of control.

Country: Northern Ireland - United Kingdom
City: Belfast
CAES Researchers: Todd Callaway and Nicolae Corcionivoschi
Partners: Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Project: Manuscripts and ongoing research
Description: Ongoing relationship investigating the impact of diet on foodborne pathogenic bacteria populations in cattle, swine, and poultry.

Country: Scotland
CAES Researcher: Allen Moore
Partner: Nathan Bailey, University of St. Andrews
Project: Publications

Country: Senegal
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and Peggy Ozias-Akins
Partners: CERAAS - Dr. Daniel Fonceka
Project: Genomic approaches to capture Novel Alleles in cultivated peanut to increase smallholder production (NSF/BREAD)
Description: This proposal addresses ABRDC by focusing on production of new materials and technologies for genetic improvement of peanut for Western Africa. The materials are enhanced for climate resilience, e.g. water and heat stress and for disease resistance.

Country: Senegal
CAES Researchers: Soraya Bertioli and David Bertioli
Partners: USAID - Peanut Innovation Lab; CERAAS - Dr. Daniel Fonceka
Project: Incorporating new wild alleles into elite West African peanut cultivars for improving production and climate resilience (pre-proposal approved)
Description: We propose to introduce into elite West African peanut cultivars much needed genetic diversity from wild peanut relatives that harbor known diseases resistances. This will be accomplished by the production of populations structured for advanced genetic analysis. The experimental design allows the concurrent identification of genetic determinants of desirable traits (such as disease resistance, drought tolerance) within wild species and their incorporation into elite farmer-preferred varieties, ready for introduction into breeding programs or even directly used in trials for cultivar release.

Country: Senegal
City: Thies
CAES Researcher: Peggy Ozias-Akins
Project: Genotypic analysis of peanut
Description: This Peanut Innovation Lab project is genotyping a diverse array of peanut varieties from the US and Africa, segregating for disease and pest resistance, drought tolerance, and seed characteristics such as oil, protein and nutritional content.

Country: Senegal
City: Thies, Bambey
CAES Researchers: Dave Hoisington and Jamie Rhoads
Partners: PI David Okello, Uganda
Project: African peanut breeders’ network
Description: This Peanut Innovation Lab project is connecting peanut breeders in seven African counties to enhance the capacity of each national peanut breeding program to develop improved varieties and produce foundation seed of released varieties.

Country: South Africa
CAES Researcher: Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Partners: Department of Agriculture and Animal Health, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South
Project: External Examiner for Ph.D. Dissertation
Description: External Examiner for Ph.D. Dissertations for students at the University of South Africa

Country: South Korea
CAES Researcher: Brian T. Forschler
Partners: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Project: Identification of Termite species in South Korea
Description: Lee, W., D.-S. Choi, J.-Y. Ji, N. Kim, J.M. Han, S.-H. Park, S. Lee, M.S. Seo, W.-J. Hwang, B.T. Forschler, Y. Takematsu, Y.-H. Lee.  2015.  A new record of Reticulitermes kanmonensis Takematsu, 1999 (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Korea. J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 18: 351-359.

Country: Spain
City: Navarra
CAES Researcher: Octavio Ramirez
Partner: Public University of Navarra, Spain
Project: Ph.D. collaborating on a paper

Country: Tanzania
City: Moshi
CAES Researcher: Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Partners: Summer Institute Proposal, University of Georgia & Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU) Seminar, Moshi, Tanzania, June 4 (~20 participants)
Project: Institutional Cooperation in Capacity Building and Research Collaboration in Africa: Tanzania Banana Industry
Description: A project designed to put into action the rationale and strategies for capacity building and research collaboration.  Provide a framework to develop leadership and professional advancement of MWECAU’s middle management officials through a series of Educational Summer Institutes and to stimulate scientific research projects that promote social processes to reduce poverty, disease and ensure sustainable development in Africa.

Country: Thailand
CAES Researcher: Alexander M. Stelzleni
Partner: Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Agriculture
Project: Increasing beef consumption in Thailand/ Beef finishing systems in Thailand
Description: Thailand is a growing economy and tourist destination point in SE Asia. Thailand is also an important agricultural center in SE Asia. As economic status and tourism increases so does the consumption of agricultural commodities including beef. Our research focuses on understanding Thai beef consumption patterns and developing beef finishing systems to meet increasing demand within the local economy and region.

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
CAES Researcher: Monique Leclerc
Partner: King Mongkut University
Description: Serving as a Distinguished Professor at King Mongkut University. A co-investigator in an NSF peer project led by King Mongkut University which includes Myanmar. Also was asked to serve as Ph.D. Examiner in one of the Ph.D. students.

Country: Thailand
City: Khon Kaen
CAES Researcher: John K. Bernard
Partner: Khon Kaen University
Project: Golden Jubilee Scholars Program
Description: Golden Jubilee Scholar who are completing their Ph.D. at Khon Kaen University come to UGA for 6 to 12 months to participate in research and prepare manuscripts from their research for publication in internationally recognized journals. I also serve as a cooperator in the design of a research project to determine the nutrient requirements to Thai dairy cattle.

Country: Uganda
CAES Researcher: Soraya Bertioli
Partner: USAID - Peanut Innovation Lab; NaSARRI - Dr. K. David Okello
Project: Use of novel genetic diversity for peanut varietal development in East Africa (pre-proposal approved)
Description: This project addresses some of the most challenging problems for peanut production in East Africa: Groundnut rosette disease and late leaf spots, for which cultivated germplasm does not possess strong resistances. GRD is not found in the American continent, but LLS is one of the main biotic constrains of the peanut crop in the USA.

Country: Uganda
City: Kampala
CAES Researcher: Dave Hoisington and Jamie Rhoads
Project: African peanut breeders’ network & Adoption of data management system
Description: One Peanut Innovation Lab project is connecting peanut breeders in seven African counties to enhance the capacity of each national peanut breeding program to develop improved varieties and produce foundation seed of released varieties. Another project through the Peanut Innovation Lab is supporting the adoption of a breeding management system by peanut breeders in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Uganda. (PI David Okello, Uganda)

Country: England - United Kingdom
City: Falmouth
CAES Researcher: Allen Moore
Partner: Nick Royle
Project: Publications, Grants, shared Ph.D. students, book chapters

Country: U.S.A
City: Washington, D.C.
CAES Researcher: Jeffrey Dorfman
Partner: USDA Economic Research Service
Description: A project aimed at improving the effectiveness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Country: Zambia
City: Chipata
CAES Researcher: Dave Hoisington and Jamie Rhoads
Project: African peanut breeders’ network & Adoption of data management system
Description: One Peanut Innovation Lab project is connecting peanut breeders in seven African counties to enhance the capacity of each national peanut breeding program to develop improved varieties and produce foundation seed of released varieties. Another project through the Peanut Innovation Lab is supporting the adoption of a breeding management system by peanut breeders in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Uganda. (PI David Okello, Uganda)

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Global Partnerships

Country: Austria
City: Vienna
Partner: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Description: This exchange provides opportunities for UGA students in Vienna at an institution specializing in renewable resources. Areas of study include Forestry and Wood Science, Water Management, Agriculture, Food Chemistry and Biotechnology, Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering, Landscape Design and Landscape Planning, and Environment and Bio-Resources Management.

Country: Brazil
City: Piracicaba
Partner: Universidade de São Paulo
Description: Options for collaboration in agricultural fields.

Country: Brazil
City: Diamantina
Partner: Universidade Federal Dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
Description: This a research partnership that will leverage the Department of Food Science and Technology research in innovative, non-thermal food processing technologies. Such technologies allow increased quality retention of processed foods and represent an important means of adding value to Georgia's agricultural products.

Country: China
City: Jinzhou
Partner: Bohai University
Description: UGA is working with Bohai University’s Engineering and Technology Research Center of Food Preservation, Processing and Safety. The universities are engaging in cooperative research involving the processing of fresh agricultural products and related quality and safety issues. The researchers are looking to gather funding under the Chinese government’s “2011 Project.” There is also exploration of the potential development of an International Joint Food Research Institute. The University of Georgia has already hosted several scholars from Bohai University, whose visits have generated research published in scientific journals.

Country: China
City: Beijing
Partner: China Agricultural University
Description: UGA CAES is establishing a seed grant program with CAU to facilitate research in agricultural fields. Research collaboration can provide a foundation for graduate student and post-doc mobility.

Country: China
City: Tai'an
Partner: Shandong Agricultural University
Description: This partnership will provide opportunities for research in plant breeding, genetics and genomics.

Country: China
City: Shanghai
Partner: Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Description: UGA and SAAS have engaged in consistent faculty exchange since 2008, including an annual mini-summit and many visits and accompanying academic presentations. SAAS has expertise in agro-food standards and edible fungi that UGA can use; UGA has expertise in quality and safety management systems and natural resources that could greatly benefit SAAS. The partners are also looking into developing a U.S. food safety workshop for Chinese scientists.

Country: China
City: Shanghai
Partner: Shanghai Ocean University
Description: SHOU has hosted CAES undergraduates for research internships and CAES faculty as guest lecturers. Additionally, UGA has hosted individual SHOU faculty for short-term research attachments, with plans to host a group of SHOU faculty for short term English training through the UGA IEP program. Lastly, UGA and SHOU, along with other partners, have held annual mini-summits in the areas of Food Safety and Trade since 2007.

Country: China
City: Tianjin
Partner: Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Description: The universities are exploring opportunities for TUST undergraduates to undertake food sciences studies at UGA and return to China to develop food quality and safety programs. With the goal of internationalizing its undergraduate programs, TUST is offering to host undergraduate internships and study tours for UGA students interested in Chinese agriculture, food, and environmental quality. As such, every year or every other year, UGA plans to have a study abroad trip to China with TUST being one of three universities that UGA students may visit. Additionally, there are plans for collaborative faculty research projects in areas of food safety and quality enhancement.

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
City: Kinshasa
Partner: MFK International Group, LLC
Description: This partnership is based on collaborative technical assistance, outreach and research opportunities between the parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo and elsewhere in Africa. Specifically, there are plans to seek external funding for agricultural development and dissemination of modern farming techniques.

Country: Ecuador
City: Quito
Partner: Ecuador Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Description: CAES at UGA is working with the Ministry to provide sustained technical assistance in developing an extension program to support the agricultural system in Ecuador. Initially, UGA is sending a cohort of extension faculty and staff to Ecuador in part to deliver seminars regarding extension delivery models used in Georgia.

Country: Ecuador
City: Riobamba
Partner: Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo- ESPOCH
Description: This partnership is based on potential opportunities to improve Capuli cherry breeding lines in Ecuador and explore the introduction of Capuli cherries into the Southeastern U.S. for commercial purposes.

Country: France
City: Toulouse
Partner: Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - École Nationale Supérieure
Description: INP-ENSAT hosts a UGA CAES study abroad program in France that provides students with experience in first-hand food production and environmental stewardship, French language and culture, and European agriculture.

Country: France
City: Beauvais
Partner: Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Description: This exchange allows students from both sides of the Atlantic to benefit from studying a broad range of approaches and methods to produce, enhance, market and trade in safe and high-quality food products. There are also options for UGA students to take summer courses through this exchange.

Country: Georgia
City: Tbilisi
Partner: Agricultural University of Georgia
Description: The universities are looking into a wide scope of collaboration in the areas of food science & technology, crop & soil sciences, plant pathology, and plant breeding and genetics. Specifically, collaborators are developing a phytoremediation project in algae and grassy plants as well as investigating the health benefits of tea, including its anticarcinogenic properties.

Country: Georgia
City: Tbilisi
Partner: Free University of Tbilisi
Description: This partnership involves joint research in food science and technology, crop and soil sciences, plant pathology, and plant breeding and genetics. More specifically, collaborators are developing a phytoremediation project in algae and grassy plants as well as investigating the health benefits of tea, including its anticarcinogenic properties. This partnership is related to another partnership with the Agricultural University of Georgia.

Country: Germany
City: Grossbeeren
Partner: Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau
Description: UGA researchers have been collaborating with the Quality Department at IGZ in the area of postharvest of produce, including marketing and taste and quality perception by consumers.

Country: Germany
City: Hohenheim
Partner: Universität Hohenheim
Description: Hohenheim is an ideal exchange partner for CAES, as it is an agriculture focused school in the prestigious Euroleague for Life Sciences. Many of its courses are taught in English. Hohenheim has potential funding for UGA students through the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship. There is additional scholarship funding from CAES. Students from other academic areas may also participate in the exchange.

Country: Greece
City: Komotini
Partner: Democritus University of Thrace
Description: This partnership is based on Erasmus+ funding for incoming faculty mobility.

Country: Honduras
City: Tegucigalpa
Partner: Escuela Agrícola Panamericana Zamorano
Description: The University of Georgia (UGA) and the Pan American School of Agriculture (Zamorano) have engaged in a very productive undergraduate internship exchange program and cross cultural studies seminar for agricultural extension agents. In addition there have been faculty visits between the two institutions. The Office of Global Programs in the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences sends students to Zamorano to complete their Certificate in International Agriculture requirements as needed.

Country: India
City: Varanasi
Partner: Banaras Hindu University
Description: This partnership provides opportunity for faculty mobility, particularly in the areas of food products, functional foods and neutraceuticals, technologies for value-added food processing and packaging, and food safety. UGA faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assist in curriculum development at BHU and collaborate with BHU faculty to conduct USAID-funded research.

Country: Indonesia
City: Jakarta
Partner: National Agency for Drug and Food Control
Description: NADFC is the Indonesian equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration. This partnership offers opportunities to perform collaborative research between UGA and NADFC.

Country: Italy
City: Bari
Partner: Istituto di Scienze delle Produzioni Alimentari
Description: This agency of the Italian government focuses on agricultural research, specifically greenhouse production, irrigation, the use of soilless substrates, and hydroponic production methods in Mediterranean climates. UGA faculty have collaborated with ISPA to study greenhouse irrigation, and cooperative research is planned to continue in other areas, including automated greenhouse efficiency, with potential funding from the European Union.

Country: Italy
City: Padua
Partner: Universita' degli Studi di Padova
Description: In this collaboration, students at both UGA and the Università degli Studi di Padova spend a year at each institution completing requirements for a Master’s degree in Crop and Soil Sciences, including courses, research, and a thesis. Students investigate areas such as nutrient and water recycling, soil health, and biodiversity integration in weed, insect, and disease control. Upon completion, students receive two Master’s degrees, one from each institution.

Country: Italy
City: Modena
Partner: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Description: UGA and UNIMORE are working on biological control agents to be deployed as seed treatments, and hope to obtain funding from the Italy-USA Science and Technology Cooperation Program.

Country: Japan
City: Chiba
Partner: Chiba University Graduate School of Horticulture and Faculty of Horticulture
Description: Chiba University’s expertise in horticultural crops, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, complements UGA’s expertise in food quality and safety management systems. There are plans for joint research involving the effects of modified gas environment and lighting on ascorbic acid content, quality and shelf life of fresh cut bell pepper and other fruits and vegetables during cold storage.

Country: Japan
City: Kagoshima
Partner: Kagoshima University
Description: Kagoshima University, located at the southern gateway to the Japanese archipelago, is one of the biggest universities in Japan. The relationship between Kagoshima University and the University of Georgia has been ongoing for more than thirty years. It originally involved solely faculty exchange but has expanded to include student exchange as well as scientific cooperation in agriculture. The current partnership includes a university-wide student exchange, which provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students interested in agricultural and environmental studies and Japanese language and culture. Currently, University of Georgia and Kagoshima University are working on a collaborative research project. In the coming year, Kagoshima University will send ten students and faculty members to UGA for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training short course.

Country: Japan
City: Fukuoka
Partner: Kyushu University
Description: This partnership is based on a productive student exchange and other collaborative educational opportunities between faculty and students at the University of Georgia and Kyushu University. Since 2004, over twenty University of Georgia students have participated in this particular student exchange, primarily Japanese language and Japanese literature students.

Country: Kazakhstan
City: Almaty
Partner: Kazakh National Agrarian University
Description: UGA is assisting KNAU in the implementation of the State Program of Industrial-Innovative Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2019. They are engaging in research projects in particular issues that are of food safety relevance in Kazakstan.

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Partner: International Livestock Research Institute
Description: The partnership between ILRI and UGA provides UGA access to Africa through collaborative research and grants. ILRI is the ideal partner because they can provide the infrastructure to develop poultry and livestock species in Africa.

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Partner: University of Nairobi
Description: University of Nairobi is one of the premier universities in Eastern Africa with expertise in Veterinary Medicine, Animal and Poultry Sciences. This partnership includes faculty exchange the potential establishment of an African Center of Excellence in Quantitative Genetics and Genomics.

Country: Liberia
City: Monrovia
Partner: University of Liberia
Description: There are many opportunities for collaboration between the institutions, including higher education capacity building, extension capacity building, development of a poultry hatchery project, activities related to peanut production, and youth program development.

Country: Niger
City: Niamey
Partner: Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey
Description: The partnership with Universite Abdou Mounmouni de Niamey will facilitate UGA's provision of technical assistance to UAMN. Faculty from UAMN could also come to UGA as visiting scholars for training and professional development.

Country: Nigeria
City: Owerri
Partner: Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Description: This collaborative relationship focuses on research as well as graduate student and faculty mobility.

Country: Poland
City: Poznań
Partner: Poznań University of Economics
Description: UGA and Poznań University of Economics have entered the initial stages of collaborative research in the areas of consumer behavior, food and non-food product development, and marketing. Due to this partnership, UGA faculty and graduate students have gained access to previously-unavailable lab and simulation facilities.

Country: Poland
City: Poznań
Partner: Poznań University of Life Sciences
Description: Collaborating faculty members have engaged in peach storage experiments and analyzed the economic costs of fruit loss. Results have been published in the journal HortTechnology.

Country: Qatar
City: Doha
Partner: Qatar University
Description: The potential collaboration hinges on the possibility of creating an “agricultural city” in Qatar, including the full spectrum of food processing and production, as well as the development of agricultural curriculum in a university or universities.

Country: Spain
City: Navarra
Partner: Universidad Pública de Navarra
Description: UGA’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics has initiated a university wide exchange with Universidad Pública de Navarra, a young academic institution offering practical training and strong commitment to teaching. Scholarship funding is available through CAES and UGA.

Country: Switzerland
City: Zurich
Partner: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Description: This partnership facilitates student and faculty exchange and research programs in the areas of food safety, plant sciences, animal nutrition, sustainable agriculture, food systems ecology and international agricultural policy. Exchange programs include collaborative research opportunities for upper division undergraduates, master’s students and faculty. This exchange gives students and faculty an opportunity to work with top European scientists in the area of agriculture, food, and the environment.

Country: Taiwan
City: Yuanlin
Partner: Chung Chou University of Science and Technology
Description: UGA faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have traveled to CCUST since 2009 to give presentations on a variety of topics, including food product development, food safety, culinary arts, agricultural economics, and U.S. legislation on food safety. Since the summer of 2013, Taiwanese students have been traveling to UGA to study health food.

Country: Taiwan
City: Taipei
Partner: National Center for Food Safety Education and Research
Description: The National Center for Food Safety Education and Research is affiliated with both National Taiwan University and the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. UGA faculty and students participate in collaborative research, professional training, and researcher mobility.

Country: Taiwan
City: Taichung
Partner: National Chung Hsing University
Descriptoin: UGA faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences travel to Taichung to participate in symposia and to work in laboratories in NCHU’s Food Science and Biotechnology Program. This collaboration has led to joint research and publications, as well as USDA-NRI funding.

Country: Taiwan
City: Pingtung
Partner: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Description: This partnership provides training experiences for undergraduate and graduate students at both institutions. UGA benefits from NPUST’s expertise in tropical agriculture, ecology, calamities prevention, and medical/agricultural biotechnology, while NPUST takes advantage of UGA’s experience with quality/safety management systems and natural resources management.

Country: Taiwan
City: Keelung
Partner: National Taiwan Ocean University
Description: Since 2003, UGA faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have traveled to NTOU to attend summits and present lectures focusing on risk assessment of marine toxins, also serving on doctoral advisory committees for NTOU students.

Country: Thailand
City: Khon Kaen
Partner: Khon Kaen University
Description: UGA and Khon Kaen University (KKU) have a long history of cooperation with signed agreements dating back to 1995. Joint investigations under the Peanut CRSP (Collaborative Research Support Program) date back even further and continue to this day. Additionally, UGA regularly hosts KKU Royal Jubilee scholars for postgraduate training while KKU hosts UGA undergraduates for internships. There is potential new funding for the internships at KKU with the Freeman-ASIA proposal. The parties have also been working towards developing a funded partnership in the area of tropical dairy research.

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Partner: King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Description: UGA faculty researchers collaborating with KMITL's Faculty of Agro-Industry have received grants from the Thailand Research Fund to conduct x-ray diffraction, solid fat content, and thermal analysis of beef tallow samples. Additionally, UGA faculty have presented papers at conferences at KMITL and served on doctoral committees for KMITL students. There are plans to host KMITL doctoral students in laboratories at UGA.

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Partner: Thailand Research Fund
Description: Through the partnership with TRF, UGA has hosted a multitude of Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Scholars. These students are enrolled in PhD programs in Thailand but come to UGA with full funding from TRF to complete dissertation research under the supervision of a UGA faculty member. Additionally, CAES faculty are submitting a proposal to create an International Tropical Dairy Cattle Research Program in Thailand focusing on heat stress which would also be funded by TRF.

Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Partner: Twin
Description: Twin promotes fair trade by working with over 50 democratic farmer organizations in 18 countries representing some 400,000 smallholder farmers. Twin has been a catalyst for improvements in the quality of groundnuts in Malawi, by facilitating value chain interventions at critical points. UGA faculty, by way of the US AID-funded Peanut CRSP’s initiative, will collaborate with Twin in Malawi to increase peanut production, improve access to regional and international markets, and improve public health through raising awareness and facilitating interventions to combat the issue of aflatoxin.

Country: Uruguay
City: Montevideo
Partner: Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
Description: Through this partnership, the Instituto Nacional de Ivestigación Agropecuaria (INIA) in Uruguay and UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Science have undertaken studies involving livestock genetic evaluation, economic analysis of alternative livestock production and marketing systems, and forage crop evaluation. UGA will continue to host laboratory research opportunities, conferences, and seminars for faculty and researchers from INIA, while INIA will continue to host research based study abroad programs.

Country: Vietnam
City: Hanoi
Partner: Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)
Description: Responsible to the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, VIED supports the advanced training of Vietnamese doctoral students at foreign institutions of higher education. Through its partnership with VIED, UGA will contribute to VIED's mission of developing highly trained scholars and professionals working in STEM fields. VIED fellows will undertake doctoral degree programs in UGA's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Through its training of VIED fellows UGA will also promote greater interaction and collaboration among UGA faculty and Vietnamese scholars and professionals, furthering the internationalization of the scientific communities of UGA and Vietnam.

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Exchange Programs

Country: Austria
Partner: BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
Description: Founded in 1872, BOKU is considered an "Ivy League" university among agricultural institutions in Europe, and is still the main university for agricultural research and teaching in Austria.

Country: Spain
Partner: Universidad Pública de Navarra
Description: Exchange students at the Universidad Publica de Navarra (UPNA) will study at the university's main campus, Campus Arrosadia in Pamplona, and choose from a wide variety of English-taught courses.

Country: Germany
Partner: University of Hohenheim
Description: UGA students can choose from several English-taught courses at Hohenheim in three faculty areas of agricultural sciences, natural sciences and business, economics and social sciences.

Country: Switzerland
Partner: ETH Zürich
Description: ETH Zürich is consistently ranked among the top European and world universities and boasts 21 Nobel Laureates who have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zürich, including Albert Einstein.

Country: France
Partner: Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Description: Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais is a top ranking higher education institution founded in 1854. The institution has over 1,500 French and international students on campus. LaSalle Beauvais is a member of the leading worldwide LaSalle network of 72 universities which includes some 1,500 institutes located in 82 countries.

Country: Japan
Partner: Kagoshima University
Description: Kagoshima University strives to help students discover and develop their potential and ability and provide a wide-range of liberal arts and professional education to help individuals foster a spirit of initiative that capitalizes on local attributes.

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Country: Costa Rica
Program: Avian Biology
Description: This unique study abroad course allows students to explore and encounter hundreds of migrant and native species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects throughout the cloudforest, rainforest, dryforest, coastal and volcanic ecosystems in Costa Rica.
Contact: Dr. Adam Davis
Course Number: POUL 4150

Country: Costa Rica
Program: Choco Rica: The Science, History and Culture of Chocolate
Description: Students visit UGA Costa Rica on this eight-day adventure and experience first-hand the horticultural practices and processes involved in chocolate production, from cacao pods to chocolate bars.
Contact: Dr. Jose Reyes
Course Number: FDST 4160/6160

Country: Costa Rica
Program: Coffee: From Bean to Cup
Description: On this nine-day adventure at UGA Costa Rica, students experience first-hand the horticultural practices and processes involved in coffee production, from bean to cup.
Contact: Dr. Ron Pegg
Course Number: FDST 4150/6150

Country: Costa Rica
Program: Sustainability of Tropical Agroecosystems
Description: During this three-week field course, students experience Costa Rica’s rainforest, cloud forest, dry forest, coastal and volcanic ecosystems.
Contact: Dr. Wayne Parrott
Course Number: CRSS 4931/6931

Country: Ecuador
Program: Tropical Entomology in Ecuador and the Galapagos
Description: Students discover Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands through this pair of limited-enrollment courses that combine lectures, field studies, and laboratory work with an active travel schedule through one of the world’s premier centers of biodiversity. 
Contact: Dr. Marianne Shockley and Dr. Robert Mattews
Course Number: ENTO 3140L, BIOL 3720L

Country: Europe (Ireland, Scotland, England, France and Italy)
Program: The Grand Tour - Art and Gardens
Description: Students explore some of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture during this two week adventure to Ireland, Scotland, England, France and Italy.
Contact: Dr. Tim Smalley
Course Number: HORT 3900

Country: France
Program: Food Production, Culture and the Environment
Description: Students study French agricultural systems, environmental sciences and culture in Toulouse, the fourth-largest city in France, during this Maymester experience.
Contact: Dr. Kari Turner, Dr. Ron Pegg and Dr. Gene Pesti
Course Number: AESC 3150, AESC 3160

Country: Greece
Program: The Greek Financial Crisis and Agricultural Sector
Description: This is a 12-day academic program in three of the most beautiful places in Greece for an interdisciplinary collaboration between the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Contact: Dr. Genti Kostandini and Dr. Effe Antonoudi
Course Number: AAEC 3911, FHCE 5710/7710

Country: Italy
Program: Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region
Description: During the Viticulture and Enology program, students will learn about the economic and historical significance of wine, and the science of its production, while experiencing the Italian culture.
Contact: Dr. Phillip Brannen and Dr. Joe Frank
Course Number: PATH (HORT) (FDST) 3050

Country: Romania
Program: Culture-Centered Communication and Engagement
Description: In collaboration with Heifer International, students will experience and document the viewpoint of their host family through video, photography and written narrative—capturing the essence of local agricultural, community and daily life.
Contact: Dr. Abigail Borron
Course Number: AGCM 4310S, AGCM 4300S

Country: Scotland
Program: Global Education Service-Learning Project
Description: Students explore Scotland’s culture while bringing classroom lessons to life through school gardens, and gain local and global perspectives by implementing service-learning projects in Athens, Georgia and Dumfries, Scotland. 
Contact: Dr. Eric Rubenstein and Dr. Jason Peake
Course Number: ALDR 3800, ALDR 3810S

Country: Uruguay
Program: Economics of Grass-Fed Beef Production
Description: Students spend their spring break studying international agribusiness and environmental management while discovering agricultural practices in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Trienta y Tres and other surrounding cities.
Contact: Dr. Levi Russell and Dr. Jacob Segers
Course Number: AAEC/ADSC 3911, AAEC 4990E

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CAES Office of Global Programs

216 Hoke Smith Building
1225 Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-1073
Fax: 706-542-7905
Email: ogp@uga.edu