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In Africa

Virginia Tech works to help solve some of Africa's most complex problems — providing food sources, education, technology access, agricultural expertise, and hope.

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academic partners in 17 countries

$192 million

total project funding since 1993


countries worked in

    Featured Programs

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management

The IPM Innovation Lab helps people, communities, and institutions to develop solutions to agricultural challenges related to crop damage caused by pests and disease. 

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Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture 

The Youth in Agriculture project builds the capacity and supports the institutionalization of sustainable positive youth development and vocational training systems.

Women and Gender in International Development

Learn how WGD is working toward gender equality in development by promoting gender sensitivity in every CIRED project and ensuring that women benefit.