Agricultural Development Projects:

Implementing the first Pan-American Research and Extension Virtual Symposium for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Project Period: 2021

Country/Region: Belize/Latin America

Objectives: 1. Implement the first Pan-American research and extension’s virtual symposium on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR); 2. Foster international partnerships that strengthen agricultural development in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries (Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica, Haiti, Virgin Islands); 3. Engage LAC researchers in addressing new and emerging animal and plant pests and diseases; and in agricultural disaster recovery; 4. Foster and strengthen collaborative and integrative multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research and extension activities involving 1890 Institutions and international partners

Funding: USDA/NIFA

Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Ayesha Sarker | Agricultural and Environmental Research Station | Email:

1890 University Name: West Virginia State University

Expected Results:

  • To increase thematic expertise across 1890 Universities in specialized research related to global food and nutritional security.
  • To increase the number of new projects on global food and nutritional security.
  • To enhance ongoing research and extension programs in selected target regions of Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


The Pan-American virtual symposium explores collaboration and engagement among global food security partners

Global Food and Nutrition Security

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