Competition 13: Funded by SENA
Mississippi State University, Mississippi, U.S.
Partner: SENA Centro Acuícola y Agroindustrial de Gaira, Regional Magdalena, Colombia
Study Abroad for Spanish Language and Exchange for Precision Agriculture
Through their joint project, Mississippi State University (MSU) and SENA Centro Acuícola y Agroindustrial de Gaira will develop a bilateral exchange to implement MSU’s first faculty-led, credit-bearing study abroad program in Colombia that advances the field of Precision Agriculture comparing the two distinct geographical and agricultural environments of Mississippi soybeans and Magdalena bananas. The program aims to increase students’ comparative knowledge of precision agriculture for decision=making by contrasting each respective region’s crop production techniques, to promote creative thinking and joint research ideas among students and faculty in this field, and to utilize distance technologies to promote language acquisition, appropriate curriculum and to facilitate technology transfer via extension in both countries.