Global Sustainable Crop Production

SBC Global Sustainable Crop Production

To produce enough food to feed the world while protecting the environment, the SBC brings together and enables research teams to find innovative and sustainable research-based solutions to crop production problems, and delivers those solutions to farmers, educators and other experts across the globe through outreach and education initiatives.

USDA Food for Progress Sustainability Assessment

Stakman Borlaug Center Sustainability Assessment

Working in collaboration with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and The Improve Group, identifying if, and to what extent, Food for Progress development activities and recommended practices have been sustained since the project's end, and what practices growers have or plan to continue. USDA Food for Progress Sustainability Assessment >>

Oat Global

The Oat Rust Initiative

Organizing the global oat community to develop community-wide research and extension approaches to minimize the impact of oat rust diseases. Oat Global >>

Wheat Rust Surveillance in Ethiopia

Wheat Rust Surveillance in Ethiopia

Discovering new genetic approaches to protect the world's wheat supply from rust diseases and providing Ethiopian scientists and farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to successfully combat wheat rust. Wheat Rust Surveillance in Ethiopia >>

Biotechnology Potato Partnership

Biotechnology Potato Partnership

Using plant genetics instead of fungicides to control late blight disease of potato by developing and bringing to market farmer-preferred varieties for Indonesia and Bangladesh. Biotechnology Potato Partnership >>

Investigation of Maize Lethal Necrosis

Responding to Maize Lethal Necrosis

Mitigating the impacts of Maize Lethal Necrosis on food security and human health in Kenya and other East African nations by changing farmer practices to reduce the risk of crop infection. 

Training Cochran Fellows

Strengthening Global Capacity for Crop Production and Trade

Training Cochran Fellows on phytosanitary system requirements based on U.S. and international standards, providing insights on managing plant products and plant protection products in their home country and the potential for export of their products to the U.S.