Office of International Agriculture Programs

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

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Harriett A. Paul, Director
Office of International Agriculture Programs
Center for International Agricultural Trade, Development Research and Training

The safety and security of our community is paramount to us. While we are faced with the challenges the  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents, we will implement new and current international agriculture programs in a manner that will ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. As you may be aware, international travel and study abroad have been suspended until further notice.  Please know that the International Agriculture unit is fully operational from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  It is our sincere goal to continue to provide you excellent service as we advance the unit’s work to achieve successful outcomes on our current strategic initiatives in support of the college and university mission and strategic priorities.  I look forward to continuing to work with you utilizing all of our communication channels.  Please feel free to visit our “Contact OIAP” page for that information.  Be safe, keep well, and remain “RATTLER STRONG”!

 

About the International Agriculture Program

Welcome to the CAFS International Agriculture unit. The unit includes the Office of International Agriculture Programs (OIAP) and the Center for International Agricultural Trade Development Research and Training (CIATDRT). 

International Education

Training the future leaders of the world’s industrialized and developing economies is a major goal of CAFS. Therefore, the college continues to commit its resources to providing relevant degree-seeking instruction, campus-based and host country international semester study, short-term international study, and training programs for the benefit of our clients and other stakeholders.

What we Offer

 

International Education
Study Abroad Programs
Career Programs

Training the future leaders of the world’s industrialized and developing economies is a major goal of CAFS. Therefore, the college continues to commit its resources to providing relevant degree-seeking instruction, campus-based and host country international semester study, short-term international study, and training programs for the benefit of our clients and other stakeholders.

Global Seminar in Human Sustainability

The Global Seminar in Human Sustainability AGG 4420 - is a joint international course offered as part of a United States-European Union (US-EU) program. This course is taught utilizing a case study approach and incorporates traditional lectures, electronic chat sessions for course participants through Blackboard, and international video conferences with the U.S. and E.U. partner universities. The Global Seminar course offers students from the partner countries an opportunity to examine, discuss, and formulate positions on biotechnology, food safety, human nutrition issues. The course is offered during the Spring across partner institutions.
Global Agriculture Minor

The Global Agriculture Minor is a 15-credit program designed to prepare students to take advantage of the growing number of global opportunities in Agriculture. Agriculture and related science majors will enhance their academic experience through exposure to the unique characteristics of the global agriculture and food system. A minor in Global Agriculture will help prepare students to engage in international careers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, such as:

U.S. Government 

Private Sector

International Non-governmental Organizations

  • Faculty-led Short-term Study Abroad Programs
  • Semester Exchange Programs

Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian relief and development organization operating in 40 countries. Recently, it launched a partnership with ten (10) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including FAMU, to create internship opportunities in the international development and humanitarian sectors for students at HBCUs. Over the past year, Mercy Corps worked closely with these HBCUs to co-create this program, which is one piece of the organization’s broader diversity strategy and FAMU’s strategic efforts to provide exceptional student experiences.  The Mercy Corps HBCU Pipeline internships are paid and are designed to reduce barriers to job opportunities, resources, and access.  

The internships are offered each semester and are open to upper level (Junior & Senior) undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates (within the past 12 months) to gain experience with Mercy Corps in its mission areas. Students will apply to FAMU’s Office of International Agriculture and the top 2-3 finalists will be submitted to Mercy Corp for final selection. Mercy Corps awarded 17 internships to the first HBCU cohort; two (2) FAMU and fifteen (15) students from the other HBCUs are currently completing their fall 2020 internship assignments. The Mercy Corps-FAMU intern placements will include virtual, domestic, and global internship opportunities as outlined below:

Virtual Internship Package:
Part-time 20 hours weekly
$750/monthly
*Available Spring 2021, due to the Covid-19

In-Person Internship Package:
Full-time 35-40 hours weekly
$1500/monthly living stipend
$1000/monthly Washington DC housing allowance - if current/permanent residence is further than 50 miles outside of the DC Mercy Corps office location
 $800/monthly Portland housing allowance - if current/permanent residence is further than 50 miles outside of the Portland Mercy Corps office location
Round-trip airfare or train ticket to Washington, DC or Portland, OR

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Contact Information
Florida A&M University
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Office of International Agriculture Programs
Phone: (850) 599-8867
Harriett A. Paul, Director Harriett.paul@famu.edu
Joseph V. Jones, Coordinator Joseph.jones@famu.edu

Contact Office of International Agriculture Programs & Center for International Agricultural Trade, Developmental Research and Training

  • 1740 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
  • 204 South Perry-Paige Bldg.
  • Tallahassee, FL 32307

(850) 599-8867