Global Institute of Food Security and International Agriculture


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Objectives & Goals

  • To advance the mission of NDSU and ND through enhancement of the land grant mission (research, teaching and outreach) linking ND Agriculture to meeting global challenges of food security, health and ecological sustainability while advancing opportunities for sustainable needs of ND Agriculture and stakeholders with better international market access.
  • To advance NDSU faculty research and educational opportunities through global engagement and building new partnerships and collaborations for research, teaching and outreach/service.
  • To make NDSU a global leader for solving critical and integrated global challenges of food security, chronic disease pandemic and ecological breakdown through a systems science based research paradigm and educational platforms from this paradigm.
  • To organize, host and co-host in NDSU and across international partner institutions conferences, short courses, forums and NDSU certificate courses and degree programs focused on the vision of GIFSIA in solving integrated challenges of food security, health and ecological sustainability and this serving as the foundation to advancing international agriculture and development.
  • To advance global engagement, increased international students and visiting scholar enrollments and improve international reputation and standing of NDSU.
  • To advance new opportunities for NDSU students and faculty to have international engagement and work experience of the highest quality and advance NDSU students to be more competitive when seeking national and international opportunities.
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