TUAF and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed Collaboration Document

14 Jun 2019 AEP Administrator

On June 14th 2019, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed a collaboration document with Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF). Following the meeting between representatives of the two parties last May, the collaboration document signed today will officially create conditions for AEP students to study with the international experts of CIAT, participate in vocational training, graduation internship and the opportunity to be recruited to work for CIAT after graduation.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Dien, Rector of TUAF and Dr. Dindo M. Campilan, CIAT’s Director for Asia, signed the agreement between the two parties.

At the signing ceremony, there were Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Dien – Rector of TUAF, Prof. Nguyen The Hung - Vice Rector of TUAF, Director of AEP, Dr. Duong Ngoc Duong – Vice Director of AEP, Dr. Truong Thi Anh Tuyet – AEP’s international cooperation staff and Dr. Dindo M. Campilan - CIAT's Director for Asia and CIAT staff.

IAT is part of CGIAR, the world's largest association of agricultural research and development. CIAT is working to reduce poverty and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research to achieve a sustainable food future. Currently CIAT has been working in 73 countries with 21 representative offices around the world with more than 1000 employees.

CIAT and its partners throughout the tropics promoted the widespread adoption of tropical grasses with improved feeding methods in a large number of farmers, mostly in medium and small households. The center's research aims to identify approaches to sustainable development that will enhance the livelihoods and environmental benefits of animal feeding systems.

CIAT scientists are also studying the impacts of current climate change, potential of tropical livestock production systems, the strategies identified for large-scale intensification of systems, the production system that is more climate-friendly, using resources more efficiently and sustainably economically and ecologically.