International Programs

International scholars pose in front of Jesse Hall and the Columns.

CAFNR International Programs (CIP) provides technical assistance to our international partners and facilitates global engagement for faculty and students across the College.

Capacity Building and Development Assistance

  • Logistical support through our University of Missouri Assistance Program (UMAP) in Africa
  • Managing development projects for CAFNR faculty and global partners
  • Hiring and managing consultants for USAID and USDA global projects

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Training Programs

The CIP office oversees a host of international training programs each year including the following:

  • USDA Cochran Fellowship Program
  • USDA Scientific Exchange Program
  • USDA Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship

International Visitors

Since 2007, CIP has welcomed hundreds of visiting guests from more than 33 countries.

CAFNR Faculty Support

CAFNR faculty utilize CIP’s expertise for project support and fiscal management.

University of Missouri Assistance Program (UMAP)

In 2003, our office established UMAP in Kenya as a non-governmental organization focused on capacity-building projects in the region. We opened a new office in Ghana in 2013 to further enhance our capabilities to deliver on-the-ground support to USAID, USDA, and additional partners on the continent. The establishment of UMAP provides the University of Missouri a legal framework to provide training, research assistance and technical expertise to increase agricultural productivity in Africa.

The University of Missouri works to prevent discrimination with a Non-Discrimination Policy (; an Office of Institutional Equity ( that provides support, receives reports, and enforces the university’s non-discrimination policies; and annual discrimination prevention training requirements for all MU employees. Any members of the University community or visitors can report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to the University of Missouri by:

Non-Discrimination Compliance

CAFNR International Programs is a partner with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Foreign Ag Service (FAS), and we comply with MU and USDA non-discrimination statements. The USDA non-discrimination statement and EEO statement and related reporting/complaint processes are available here:

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the AD-3027 form found at:,
contact any USDA office, write to USDA:
USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Call: 866-632-9992

How to File a Job Discrimination Complaint

A job discrimination complaint may be filed by mail or in person at the nearest EEOC office. You can find the closest EEOC office by calling the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000, or by going to the EEOC’s Field Office List and Jurisdiction Map and selecting the office closest to you. Visit:

Training Materials

  1. Module III Non-discrimination In Programs and Services Delivery Training (PDF)
  2. Affirmation of Completion (PDF)