Welcome to the Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Formally the Institute of International Agriculture
The Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (CGC) is a longstanding cornerstone of international programs at Michigan State University. Located in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and jointly supported by the MSU Office of International Studies and Programs, CGC provides a focal point for inter-departmental programs at MSU and engaged faculty, students and industry partners through innovative programs around the world.
The Center is home to many of MSU‘s externally funded international development project activities in the areas of food, agriculture and natural resources. Through CGC, MSU‘s faculty open new vistas for collaborative research, offer exciting new training programs for international scientists and other professionals both on campus and in developing countries, and extend our scientific expertise to improve the lives of impoverished populations of the developing world as well as communities and industries in Michigan.
In partnership with international funding agencies, partner universities, NGOs, host country governments, and private sector companies, CGC has helped to establish MSU as a center of excellence in global agrifood systems development, value chains for food and agricultural exports, international biotechnology and bio-safety, sustainable soil/water/forest management systems, and international extension programs.