International Engagements

ACES faculty and researchers, engaged in more than 76 countries, have a dramatic impact around the world, creating abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and thriving families and communities.

ACES has been instrumental in institution-building efforts in India, Pakistan, Honduras, Kenya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, and Brazil, among other countries.

ACES faculty are working around the world to improve crop, animal, and dairy production; alleviate the effects of climate change; empower women farmers; modernize extension programs, and much more.

OIP also hosts and provides training to Borlaug, Fulbright, and Cochran Fellows from around the world. ACES encourages international education by developing collaborative courses with foreign universities, hosting internship programs for foreign universities, and providing internships for students within our international research projects.

Core Programs

The ACES Office of International Programs supports, promotes, and facilitates cooperation among these core international initiatives in our College:

Soybean Innovation Lab

The only comprehensive program dedicated to soybean research for development works to reduce global poverty and hunger by improving the productivity of smallholder farmers around the world.


Empowers small-scale farmers around the world by sharing information and technology that can help them thrive. Supporting these farmers has the power to improve poor, rural communities.

Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium

Part of the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, works to help smallholder farmers implement more intensive, practical, and sustainable gender-sensitive farming practices.

ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss

Creates ways to prevent the loss of staple crops from the food chain by improving postharvest systems. Addressing postharvest loss can help improve the lives of farmers and reduce hunger worldwide.

International Food Security Initiative

Works to make sure all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for active and healthy lives.

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency

Looks to increase food productivity in a sustainable manner worldwide by researching and improving plant photosynthesis.