China - Scholarship Program

The China scholarship program is a year-round ongoing program that offers various types of scholarships to junior, senior, or graduate students from UK who are interested in learning agricultural economics in China, or who are hoping to supplement their current work with international agricultural economics. Students are expected to travel, during either summer or winter breaks, to China and vist one or more universities as visiting students. Activities may include presenting a study, attending some classes, participating in a field survey, or visiting an agribusiness company. Research must be the central theme of all activities. The program may provide travel expense, accommodation, or tuition support of varying amounts depending on the nature of the research the student will conduct. For more details, please contact Dr. Wuyang Hu at the Department of Agricultural Economics (

 India - Business Innovations in Food and Agribusiness Enterprises in India

This research project involves collaboration with the leading agriculture university of India, Indian Institute of Management at Lucknow (IIML). This study aims to outline the pattern of business innovations across the value chain of small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and agribusiness sector, and assess the factors affecting the adoption of business innovations for improving competitiveness. Specific objectives include understanding the process and nature of business innovation, analyzing the factors affecting business innovations, and providing suggestions and policy guidelines for enhancing competitiveness. More information.

 Indonesia - i3L

The Indonesian International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) is a premium life sciences higher education and research institute located in Jakarta, Indonesia.  International Programs in Agriculture is partnering with i3L to offer internships with U.S. and Indonesian students in food science and food technology to complete their degree programs.  The Office of International Programs in Agriculture is working on a Master’s Degree program and a 2 + 2 program with i3L for students interested doing international work in the food sciences.

 Indonesia - Tropical Agroecology and Sustainable Development

The Tropical Agroecology and Sustainable Development in Indonesia is an interdisciplinary field course with focus on the ecology and culture of agriculture and food systems in Indonesia. Students will develop a holistic understanding of the environmental, economic and social dimensions of agriculture in Indonesia, the historic forces driving development and policy, and challenges to future sustainability. Students will travel through Java, Sumatra and Bali, in order to further understand the geography of Indonesia and to be introduced to the various ecological field methods used to assess ecosystem structure and function. For more information, please contact Krista Jacobsen ( 


Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with UK in March 2015.  This is the first MOU the university has signed with an American university since the 1970s. Two UK CAFE faculty visited YAU in February 2016 to present lectures, university-wide seminars, and establish closer collaborations with faculty in the Horticulture and Entomology Departments. Technical books and textbooks were also provided during and after the visit. As a result of this trip, a YAU faculty member will teach a short course at UK in 2017, and hope to bring YAU undergraduates to UK for summer internships.  


International Programs in Agriculture collaborates with Maejo University (Chiang Mai, Thailand) through various activities; including student and faculty exchanges, short visits, etc. The most common activity each year is an exchange of interns between the two institutions over the summer. Most years, there are two University of Kentucky students interning in Thailand, and four Maejo University students interning at the University of Kentucky. 


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