History of International Engagement


Tennessee State University


African Institutions                                                                                       Approximate dates                           Areas of work

Swaziland Government/Africa                                                                           1982-1992                              Farming Systems

Egerton University, Kenya                                                                                   1882-86                                   Capacity Building

Technikon Northwest, South Africa                                                                   2000-2003                                        

(Now part of Tshwane Univ. of Technology)                                                                                                      Higher ED. Curriculum Dev.

University of Lesotho                                                                                           1980’s/ 2008/Present           MOU-Work in Soil/Forestry

Niger Government/Africa                                                                                    1982-92                                   Agronomy research/Institution

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike                                    2010-present                          MOU


India Institutions

G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and                                                          2007-Present                          MOU-Completing project on
Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand                                                                                                                 Horticultural business sector and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Internationalization of Agricultural

Banaras Hindu University/Varanasi                                                                2008-present                         MOU-collaboratively organized/
                                                                                                                                                                                   sponsored two International 
                                                                                                                                                                                   conferences on “Agripreneurship
Rural Development”, Dec.
                                                                                                                                                                                   2009 and “Managing Sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                   of Rural Economy and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Agribusiness", Jan. 2011 at the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Institute of Agricultural  Sciences
BHU. Submitted joint project under
                                                                                                                                                                                   USDA/ISE Grant program, Feb.


Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow                                                        2005-Present                      MOU- Completed project on
                                                                                                                                                                                  Internationalization of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Agriculture Programs and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Determining Skills, Knowledge of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Agribusiness graduates in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Faculty continues to collaborate in
                                                                                                                                                                                  professional activities.

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad           2010-Present            MOU

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh          2010-Present             MOU

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore                                                         2010-Present             Collaborate with faculty in 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Agricultural Sciences.

National Academy of Agricultural Management (NARM), Hyderabad                   2010-Present            Faculty member in Agribusiness to
                                                                                                                                                                                  spent month on TSU Campus spring
                                                                                                                                                                                  2011-Focus on chain management
                                                                                                                                                                                  in food Industry and E-commerce.

Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur     2010-present                 Collaborated with Agribusiness
                                                                                                                                                                                  faculty on a project.

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh                                                                              2011-                                MOU      


Thailand Institutions

Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand                                             1990-1992                          MOU-Project on Small Scale
                                                                                                                                                                                  Enterprises and Off-Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                  Employment Opportunities in


Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia                               1992-1999                                        Completed two research projects
                                                                                                                                                                                  funded under the HBCU Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                  program.  (1). Small-Scale
                                                                                                                                                                                  Enterprises and  Off Farm
 Employment Opportunities in
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rural Java, Indonesia. (2).
                                                                                                                                                                                  Entrepreneurship and the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Development of Micro-and Small
                                                                                                                                                                                  Scale Enterprises in Java,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Indonesia. The focus was the
                                                                                                                                                                                  generation of rural employment
                                                                                                                                                                                  through the development of non-
                                                                                                                                                                                  farm activities in the private sector
                                                                                                                                                                                  in rural areas. The role of women in
                                                                                                                                                                                  entrepreneurial activities were also
                                                                                                                                                                                  investigated. Workshops were
                                                                                                                                                                                  conducted to train faculty at
                                                                                                                                                                                  Gadjah Mada University and
                                                                                                                                                                                  trainers in rural areas to
                                                                                                                                                                                  provide business development
                                                                                                                                                                                  training for micro-enterprises .



National Institute of Management, Phnom Penh, Cambodia           2002-2005                                        Completed project entitled,
                                                                                                                                                                                  ”Development of a Center for   
                                                                                                                                                                                 Entrepreneurship and Development
                                                                                                                                                                                  at the National Institute of  


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