Texas A&M AgriLife Research places a high priority on working with national and international organizations that support agricultural and life sciences research. Below is a partial list of the international entities that are partners with AgriLife Research or its centers, institutes and laboratories.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has a clear mandate: to support member countries in their efforts to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food. FAO works in partnership with governments and other collaborators, such as academic and research institutions that are committed to achieving food security. Partnering means reaching out to join forces, create synergies and make the most of comparative advantages to eliminate hunger.
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
The World Organisation for Animal Health is the intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognized as a reference organization by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2013 had a total of 178 member countries. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 45 other international and regional organizations and has regional and sub-regional offices on every continent.
Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA)
The Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA) pursues technological innovation and is linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). Its focus is on generating knowledge and technology to serve Brazilian agriculture.
With a focus on innovation, EMBRAPA works with an extensive agenda of strategic issues, anticipating scenarios and solutions for agriculture and stockbreeding. The diversity of Brazilian agriculture is reflected in its work, which includes supporting business and family farming, advancing the frontier of knowledge, and preserving the ancestral practices of traditional Brazilian communities.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is widely known as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization within the United Nations family. Set up in 1957 as the world’s center for cooperation in the nuclear field, the Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.