Costa Rica

Memorandum of Understanding between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and New Mexico State University (NMSU)

NMSU and IICA are working on a Memorandum of Understanding, for which the primary objective is the development of collaborative efforts between NMSU and IICA. The MOU will enhance the academic and technical interchange between the two institutions, and thereby benefit the Latin America - Caribbean Region and New Mexico State University. Recognizing the importance of mutual collaboration, and the contributions to society made by institutions of research and higher education, NMSU and IICA MOU will promote exchange between their faculty, researchers, and students, and other personnel, exchange of instructional research and other information, and jointly contribute to the sustainable development of global food safety systems, including agriculture to rural development, and to the economic viability of selected industries and enterprise in the Latin America - Caribbean Region. The MOU between the two Institutes will be signed soon.

NMSU and Costa Rice administrators
Meeting between ACES Dean, Rolando A. Flores (sixth from left) and Costa Rica leadership during the first contact between Institutions

Memorandum of understanding Between Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) And New Mexico State University (NMSU)

The broad objectives of the MOU between NMSU and TEC are to promote cooperation in teaching, research and advisory, to facilitate the international exchange of ideas and to enhance the scholarly efforts of the participating parties. The parties hereby agree that, based on mutual consent, collaboration shall be carried out through the activities including exchange of students, faculty and staff members, joint organization of academic and non-academic programs, and joint research and extension activities and Exchange of academic materials. The MOU between the two Institutes will be signed soon.

ACES administration with costa rica partners
Administrators meeting in GT on Dec 2018: from left, Drs. Lillywhite (ACES); Serrano, Guevara and Quiros (Costa Rica); Boren, Shukla, Loring, and Hodnett (ACES)

NMSU Cooperative Extension Service hosting Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Extension 101 Leadership Development Training

About 10 students and 2 faculty will arrive in Las Cruces on December 2 for an extension 101 workshop from December 3 to 8. The workshop is part of the extension 101 leadership development training.