Strategic partnerships have become central in modern development efforts worldwide. Foreseeing this trend and need, International Programs has developed several strategic partnerships within the United States and with institutions, universities, government agencies, and the private sector in targeted countries.
Strategic partnerships are also important in competing for awards, receiving them, and implementing U.S. foreign assistance programs. International Programs has emphasized strategic partnerships with the U.S. private sector, institutions, and universities overseas with potential for two-way exchange and specific agencies of the U.S. government, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Further, ties with individual researchers, organizations, and governments allow for a more-internationalized university community, which contributes to more comprehensive agricultural research and extension programs for the state of Louisiana and provides opportunities to promote Louisiana agricultural products abroad.
Partnerships have been established by International Programs in the following areas:
- United States
- Georgia, Republic of
- Nicaragua, Central America
- South Africa, Republic of