NMSU signs agreement to collaborate with Paraguay’s agriculture agency


New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has shaped a brand new partnership with Paraguay’s authorities to additional mutual objectives and pursuits associated to agriculture via collaboration.

The College of ACES formalized the partnership final month via a memorandum of understanding with Paraguay’s Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries.

“Paraguay wants to improve its livestock and agriculture management using the latest physical technologies,” mentioned Manoj Shukla, director of Aggies Go Global and ACES professor who led efforts on behalf of ACES to create the partnership with Paraguay.

Over the approaching months, Shukla mentioned he plans to work carefully with his counterpart on the agency to determine doable initiatives and funding sources.

The new agreement builds on an ongoing initiative led by College of ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores Galarza to develop the school’s footprint globally, specializing in digital agriculture.

Under the worldwide initiative, ACES college and alumni are working collectively to strengthen total scientific-technological cooperation all through Latin America and the Caribbean.

“This agreement formalizes the long-standing ties of NMSU and its alumni in Paraguay. The activities that will be generated from this MOU will not only benefit NMSU students and faculty by creating opportunities to expand their global views, but also creates a basis to market opportunities for New Mexico agriculture,” Flores Galarza mentioned.

In addition to the collaboration with Paraguay, the school additionally has established partnerships with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and private and non-private organizations within the LAC area, together with the Universidad de Montevideo, Universidad de la Empresa and Universidad Tecnológica in Uruguay and Universidad de San Carlos in Paraguay.

The objective of the initiative is to contribute to sustainable improvement via Latin America and the Caribbean, mentioned ACES alumnus Mario Allegri, who performs an integral position within the effort.

“This new agreement with Paraguay promotes collaborative activities and complementing capacities in various topics of common interest, driven by the ACES four pillars,” Allegri mentioned. “It strengthens the international footprint of ACES/NMSU through scientific-technological cooperation, particularly by reinforcing the relationship with LAC region.”

Allegri mentioned the brand new agreement represents “an opportunity to go in-depth in a positive relationship related to scientific and technological cooperation between NMSU and Paraguay.”

Allegri added that the initiative serves to reconnect ACES and NMSU alumni, amplify the influence of NMSU globally, and advantages ACES college students and college via analysis alternatives, together with internships.

For instance, agreement with the Universidad San Carlos permits NMSU college students to spend time on the college, both finding out for a semester or visiting for shorter intervals, Shukla mentioned. The alternatives to journey or examine overseas are open to all NMSU college students, he added.

Also final month, ACES hosted the third International Agribusiness Congress with the Universidad de la Empresa and Universidad San Carlos – one other exercise to come out of the initiative. Flores participated within the opening ceremony of the two-day, digital convention, highlighting NMSU’s precedence for growing joint actions within the LAC area, notably within the Southern Cone.

The convention had greater than 1,000 members, together with researchers, stakeholders and college students, in attendance.

For extra details about the school’s partnerships within the LAC area, contact Shukla at 575-646-2324 or

Author: Carlos Andres López – NMSU


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