The Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) project, launched with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Feed the Future initiative, endeavors to increase food security and improve the quality of life in targeted regions of the Indo-Gangetic Plains. AIP aims to achieve this by improving agricultural education and extension systems and creating a convergence of public and private enterprises working towards ensuring prosperity in the region. AIP includes a consortium of agricultural universities and institutes in India, land-grant universities in the US and various private enterprises involved in offering products and services to the agriculture value chain. Presently, the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and two state agricultural universities, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut and Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, are working together with Cornell University; The Ohio State University; Tuskegee University; the University of California, Davis; The University of Georgia; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as private enterprises including Tata Chemicals Limited, John Deere and Sathguru Management Consultants on collaborative development initiatives covering agricultural education and extension.
Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016