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Scientific Discoveries Abroad

The Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation (OIREC) coordinates ARS’s international relationships and helps empower ARS researchers to develop new ideas, approaches, expertise, and resources beyond U.S. borders. OIREC leverages its extensive international network of experts in science, agriculture, politics, diplomacy, and security to help ARS scientists identify emerging ideas and solutions, increase the impact of research and development spending, and deliver new knowledge and technologies.

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Delivering Benefits To U.S. Goat Producers

The USDA-USAID Livestock Improvement Project is an 8-year international program to enhance genetic gains made in local goat populations.

Surveying Sand Fly Breeding Habitats

ARS researchers have developed a molecular method that could revolutionize the way we approach surveillance of sand flies.

Using Genetics To Take On the Whitefly

ARS scientists have developed novel RNA interference technology that interrupts the expression of critical whitefly genes.

Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program

ARS has been a central player in the Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program for Pakistan, a decade-long international collaboration.

Keeping Close Watch on Rift Valley Fever

ARS researchers and Federal partners formed the Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Early-Warning Team.