Mexico’s current and future agricultural professionals need skills to analyze and support sustainable and profitable management of resources at the interface of agricultural and the environment. To achieve this requires educational programs based on applied research and training that better inform management decision makers in the livestock industry, and policy makers in government. The TIES partnership is focused on training young engineers and faculty alike, with the goal of empowering them to share their knowledge with their home communities.
To this end, the TIES grant provides undergraduate internships, a master's student scholarship, and faculty exchanges. These three components fulfill the Training aspect of TIES through rigorous research training experience, site visits, outreach projects, and collaboration with economic professors for application perspectives.