Originally created as the Office of International Programs in 1984, the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research organization based at the Texas A&M University campus. The organization was renamed in 2006 to carry on the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Norman Borlaug. Dr. Borlaug would become an Aggie later in his career and greatly impact the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through his vast experience. The Institute’s mission is to implement science-based research and training programs to assist the agriculture industry in developing countries from the production phase to consumption, while fighting hunger and poverty in smallholder farming communities.
Norman Borlaug is known by many names in the agriculture world, such as the “Father of the Green Revolution.” Borlaug traveled all over the world gaining and sharing knowledge to help improve the livelihood of others. One of the foundational projects of Dr. Borlaug is his work in Mexico City with the Wheat Research & Production Program. Throughout his time in Mexico, Borlaug worked hands on with farmers improving wheat production. In 1970, Mr. Borlaug was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. In 1984 he came to Texas A&M as a professor for International Agriculture. At this point, he was credited with saving more lives in history than any other.
The Center for Coffee Research and Education is a branch of the Borlaug Institute. Our mission is associated with the Borlaug Institute as coffee is a major crop for production in the developing world.