Borlaug Institute Overview July 2010

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Borlaug Institute Overview July 2010

  1. 1. Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />Texas A&M University System<br />Texas A&M University - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences<br />Texas AgriLife Research<br />Texas AgriLife Extension Service<br />
  2. 2. The Global Outreach of <br />Texas A&M Agriculture<br />The Legacy of Norman E. Borlaug Nobel Peace Prize Laureate<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />
  3. 3. NORMAN E. BORLAUG, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate<br />Nobel Peace Prize – 1970<br />Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past. We will be guilty of criminal negligence, without extenuation, if we permit future famines.<br />Presidential Medal of Freedom – 1977<br />Revolutionary scientist and eloquent prophet, he performed miracles with grain and saved untold millions from starvation. His work has pushed back the shadow of hunger on this planet and given us precious time to force its final retreat.<br /> Congressional Gold Medal – 2006<br /> The man who saved a billion lives.<br />
  4. 4. NORMAN E. BORLAUG, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate<br />Today, the Borlaug Institute continues the legacy with:<br />BOLD IDEAS<br />QUICK ACTION<br />SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS<br />PERSISTENT EFFORT<br />
  5. 5. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM<br />Integrated Teaching, Research, and Extension<br />Serving the state of Texas<br />Partnering around the world<br />
  6. 6. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY<br />Developing leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.<br />
  7. 7. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – GLOBAL INITIATIVES<br />Over 4000 students from 140 countries.<br />
  8. 8. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES<br />The fourteen departments that make up the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences include more than 300 distinguished faculty members, 80+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs and almost 6,700 students.<br />Biological and Agricultural Engineering <br />AgriculturalEconomics<br />Nutrition and Food Science<br />Animal Sciences<br />Poultry Science<br />Soil and Crop Science<br />Horticulture Sciences<br />Entomology<br />Plant Pathology and Microbiology<br />Biochemistry and Biophysics <br />Recreation Parks & Tourism Sciences<br />Ecosystem Science & Management<br />Wildlife and Fisheries<br />Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication<br />
  9. 9. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES<br />Institutes<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />Institute for Plant Genomics & Biotechnology<br />Institute for Renewable Natural Resources<br />Texas Water Resources Institute<br />Countermeasures Against Agricultural Bioterrorism <br />National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense <br />National Center for Food Protection Defense<br />12 interdisciplinary research centers<br />
  10. 10. TEXAS AGRILIFE RESEARCH<br />Comprises College Station headquarters, 13 research centers across Texas and associated research stations that has 1,700 employees, 375 of which are doctoral-level scientists.<br />Conducts research for the benefit of consumers and industry to:<br />Improve environment and preserve natural resources.<br />Enhance competitiveness and prosperity of agricultural industries and communities.<br />Improve public health and well-being.<br />
  11. 11. TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE<br />With a vast network of 250 county offices, 616 professionals, and 343 subject-matter specialists, the expertise provided is available to every resident in every Texas county. <br />Improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education.<br />Agriculture (Food, Fiber, Fuel)<br />Natural Resources and Environment<br />Health and Human Sciences<br />Youth Life Skills Development<br />
  12. 12. TEXAS AGRICULTURE AND THE WORLD<br />Agro-Climatic Zones in Texas <br />Rainfall: 8 inches to 36 inches<br />Climate: Tropical to temperate<br />Collaborative Research<br />Trade Relationships with the Texas Department of Agriculture<br />Global Institutions: Bangladesh, Tunisia, Dominican Republic, France<br />
  13. 13. Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />The Legacy of Norman E. Borlaug<br />
  14. 14. AGRICULTURE<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />CONFLICT<br />EXTENSION<br />LAND-GRANT MISSION<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />The Legacy of Norman E. Borlaug<br />
  15. 15. “The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.”<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />The Legacy of Norman E. Borlaug<br />
  16. 16. Our mission: To employ agricultural science to feed the hungry and promote economic growth, equity, quality of life and mutual respect among the world’s people. <br />Our goal: Realize Norman Borlaug’s dream of a world without hunger and poverty.<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />The Legacy of Norman E. Borlaug<br />
  17. 17. Work with scientists, farmers, communities, firms, institutions, and governments to create technology and policies for food security.<br />Build on Land Grant tradition, energy of the Aggie family, and strength of partnerships to create lasting institutions that listen and respond to people’s needs through agriculture.<br />Inspire and empower students to become leaders in international agricultural development.<br />
  18. 18. To promote sound agricultural science, extension and teaching, the Borlaug Institute:<br />Implements agricultural development programs.<br />Offers short-term training for professionals and facilitates academic training.<br />Mobilizes students, faculty, and citizens for global engagement.<br />Advocates for international agriculture cooperation in national and international bodies.<br />
  19. 19. Partners of the Borlaug Institute<br />Universities and Research Centers<br />CGIAR (IRRI, ICARDA, ILRI, CIMMYT, etc.)<br />Foundations (Swaminathan, McKnight, Gates, H.G. Buffett)<br />Multilateral Donors – IFAD, FAO<br />Bilateral Donors – USAID, DOD, USDA<br />Agricultural communities of the world<br />
  20. 20. Challenges of Global Food Security<br />Technology falling behind needs.<br />Land removed from production.<br />Global income rising.<br />Population increases.<br />Fuel costs trending upward.<br />Sparks that Ignite Crises<br />Accelerated biofuel production.<br />Weather.<br />Security.<br />Food stocks falling.<br />Speculative demand.<br />
  21. 21. Key elements of Technical Innovation for Food Security<br />Agricultural Research and Development.<br />Education and training.<br />Regional cooperative research and development.<br />National/Regional production programs.<br />
  22. 22. Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />Global Presence of the Institute<br />
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  24. 24. GLOBAL PRESENCE OF THE INSTITUTE<br />Latin America<br />Increase capacity for trade.<br />Build food safety and extension systems.<br />Partner for agricultural research.<br />Youth leadership programs.<br />
  25. 25. GLOBAL PRESENCE OF THE INSTITUTE<br />Africa<br />Increase adaptive research.<br />Youth entrepreneurship.<br />Create linkages within enterprise.<br />Strengthen government institutions.<br />
  26. 26. GLOBAL PRESENCE OF THE INSTITUTE<br />Middle East and Central Asia<br />Rangeland and water management.<br />Strengthen extension systems.<br />Livestock health and livestock production.<br />Partner with education institutions.<br />
  27. 27. GLOBAL PRESENCE OF THE INSTITUTE<br />South and Southeast Asia<br />Nutrition and foods for health.<br />Biodiversity conservation.<br />Food science linkages with industry.<br />Conflict mitigation through alternative crops.<br />
  28. 28. Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />Centers of the Borlaug Institute<br />
  29. 29. CENTERS OF THE BORLAUG INSTITUTE<br />Conflict and Development<br />Resource competition and land access.<br />Food security and rural stability.<br />Diffusion of economic opportunity.<br />Post-conflict revitalization.<br />Legacy of Norman Borlaug.<br />Howard G. Buffett Chair in Conflict and Development<br />Task Force for Stability and Business Operations<br />United States Agency for International Development<br />United States Department of Agriculture<br />United States Africa Command<br />“PEACE cannot be built on EMPTY stomachs.”<br />
  30. 30. CENTERS OF THE BORLAUG INSTITUTE<br />Enterprise Development<br />Create market linkages.<br />Science-based economic growth.<br />Public-private development alliances.<br />Develop research linkages with industry.<br />Specialty Coffee Association of America<br />S.C. Johnson Company<br />Monsanto Corporation<br />SEAFAST Center<br />
  31. 31. CENTERS OF THE BORLAUG INSTITUTE<br />Youth Development and Entrepreneurship<br />Promote science-based education.<br />Future through skills and knowledge.<br />Develop civic responsibility.<br />Target marginalized populations.<br />FFA / 4H Organizations<br />Junior Master Gardeners<br />World Food Prize Youth Institute<br />Monsanto Corporation<br />
  32. 32. CENTERS OF THE BORLAUG INSTITUTE<br />Collaborative Research<br />Field crops adaptive research.<br />Ecosystems conservation and management.<br />Nutrition and food science.<br />Biodiversity discovery and conservation.<br />McKnight Foundation<br />Gates Foundation<br />United States Agency for International Development<br />Borlaug-Monsanto Chair in Plant Breeding and International Crop Improvement<br />
  33. 33. CENTERS OF THE BORLAUG INSTITUTE<br />Texas A&M Program Partnerships<br />Office of Global Initiatives<br />Applied Biodiversity Sciences<br />Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center<br />Texas Water Resources Institute<br />Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology<br />School of Rural Public Health<br />Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory<br />Texas A&M University at Qatar<br />George Bush School of Government and Public Service<br />
  34. 34. Development Initiatives<br />Borlaug Institute Development Initiatives<br />Borlaug International Scholars Fund<br />Memorial endowment of the Borlaug family<br />Endowed chairs for scholarship in international agriculture<br />Borlaug Institute Excellence Fund<br />Borlaug Institute Student Experience Fund<br />
  35. 35. “Hunger isn't an insurmountable problem. I have big faith in the judgment of common people if they get the facts. When change comes, it can come quickly.”-Norman E. Borlaug<br />Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />
  36. 36. Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture<br />Thank you.<br />

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