WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

International Research & Agricultural Development

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Cultivating international
experience and leadership with IAAS

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Afghan Extension Study Tour

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Students make a difference

At World Food Prize

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Introducing

IAAS-USA National Summit

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Introducing AGRED

A new IRAD Project

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Projects

Find out more about IRAD’s many projects throughout the world

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Students

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opportunities students receive
through IRAD programs

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RippleEffect

Learn about the IRAD non-profit based on the model ‘A hand up not a hand out’

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International Scholars

Learn about world renown scholars, programs, and research

Who We Are:

International Research and Agricultural Development strives to transform lives through impactful projects supported by proven scientific research. IRAD increases the quality of life in many countries through agriculture, education, and utilizing local talent and cultural practices. Washington State University uses an integrated community-based approach of intensive dialogue training and extension support while working to maintain traditional leadership structures. This ensures IRAD encourages and builds the cultures it is working to support.

To build the capacity of people who are being empowered through IRAD’s programs it focus on providing training, expanding outreach through extension services, increasing collaboration at the village level, providing access to materials and equipment, supporting marketing initiatives, and addressing health and social issues. IRAD also chooses to work with local NGOs to promote tested technologies that are affordable, adapted to the local climate and are in high demand among rural communities.

IRAD holds high sustainability standards in all of its projects by requiring completed projects or trainings to be proven productive, profitable, and environmentally friendly with no further need for external support. Additionally there must be a sound foundation established for continuing and expanding impacts over numerous communities in the area.

While poverty alleviation is the primary concern, WSU is committed to ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence that can only be achieved by conducting demanding monitoring and evaluation activities. These M&E activities are shared with the local NGOs as well as any others who would benefit from the knowledge of the impact IRD realizes in its interventions.

Latest Posts

Afghan Extension Study Tour

August 4, 2014

Afghan Extension Study Tour

New Borlaug Fellow from Bangladesh Arrives

April 7, 2014

IRAD is pleased to welcome Dr. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, the Director of Research and Extension at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) in Bangladesh, as a visiting scholar to WSU through the USDA Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship program! Dr. Siddiki is a veterinarian turned molecular biologist who received his MS in Veterinary Parasitology from […]

IAAS Members Take World Food Prize by Storm

November 6, 2013

Students make a difference

At World Food Prize

Introducing IAAS-National Summit

October 15, 2013

Introducing

IAAS-USA National Summit

New Borlaug Fellow from Uganda Arrives

September 20, 2013

Philip Kahuma, an officer with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, is a visiting scholar at Washington State University (WSU) under the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. He is a Food Technologist and possesses a Master of Food Technology degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Universiteit Gent in Belgium. He will spend three months at WSU under the mentorship of Dr. Barbara Rasco, Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. During this time, he will participate in a training program on food safety policy, regulatory and control framework and tools for risk analysis.

New Borlaug Fellow from Azerbaijan Arrives

September 18, 2013

Dr. Eldar Mustafayev, assistant professor at the Genetics Research Institute, Baku, Azerbaijan is visiting Washington State University on a Borlaug Fellowship. He is spending three months in the virology laboratory of Dr. Hanu R. Pappu, Sam Smith Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology. During his stay, Dr. Mustafayev will be studying the population structure and genetic diversity of selected cereal viruses and evaluate accessions and breeding lines for virus resistance.

Food Self-Sufficiency in a Dry Land

July 23, 2013

The SURELIVES Project, implemented by WSU and Total LandCare (TLC), is working in Chinguluwe Extension Planning Area in Salima District. This district is in the central region of Malawi, about 100 km east of the capital, Lilongwe. Salima is prone to floods, but at the same time it is one of the districts most impacted […]

Introducing a New IRAD Project: AGRED

June 19, 2013

Introducing AGRED

A new IRAD Project

Agriculture Research and Extension Development (AGRED)

June 18, 2013

Duration 2012-2016 Funding Agency USAID Contact Person Chris Pannkuk pannkuk@wsu.edu Project Description: Roots of Peace is partnering with Washington State University (WSU) as well as the University of California Davis (UCD) and Texas A&M University (TAMU). The award is for five years and $7.1 million. These institutions bring tested knowledge of pivotal Afghan agricultural issues, global […]

Af-Pak

June 18, 2013

Duration

2010-2014

Funding Agency

USDA FAS

Contact Person

Chris Pannkuk pannkuk@wsu.edu

Project Description:

The overarching goal of Af-Pak is to improve technical capacity and delivery of agricultural information by strengthening Afghanistan and Pakistan extension services to better identify and address the limitations of poor and small-scale farmers.

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