The major in international agricultural development seeks to prepare students to help address these problems of inequality and want. Students learn to work directly with less technologically advanced countries to improve their food production, distribution and nutrition programs.
Students acquire valuable insight and skills while working within rural communities to: address poverty and hunger through innovations in agriculture, increase food security, advance science and policy related to sustainable development, and contribute to the economic development of emerging economies by strengthening private strategies and informing public policies.
Some international agricultural development majors choose to serve in the Peace Corps after graduation. Others seek employment in international trade, while others choose to work for governmental or private agencies in foreign nations. Religious groups and organizations also employ graduates for agricultural work in conjunction with missions and human service work overseas.