Delaware State University has expanded its international partnerships with the signing of a formal agreement with National School for Agriculture Training and Extension of Kaedi, Mauritania.
DSU President Harry L. Williams signed the five-year agreement on June 29 with Mauritania Ambassador Mohamed Lemine Haycen during a meeting on the DSU campus.
The agreement facilitates joint research projects, joint academic seminars, as well as student and faculty exchanges.
Ambassador Haycen noted that “knowledge is light,” and that technical knowledge is especially needed in Mauritania.
“Knowledge is the noblest that can be given, because through it you can bring a population into the light,” Ambassador Haycen said.
“It is out intent through this partnership to make significant research, training and extension contributions in the subject areas of horticulture, dry land agriculture, protective agriculture and bio-energy,” said Dr. Dyremple Marsh, dean of the DSU College of Agriculture and Related Sciences. “Successful completion of well-thought out projects in these critical need areas will serve to address the sustainability issues in both countries.”