To promote agricultural research and cooperative education in the country, as part of its not-for-profit program, IFFCO fosters partnerships between scientific researchers from industry and academia to drive innovation.
IFFCO has established professorships at agricultural universities and partner institutions. Since December 1981, VAMNICOM has been part of the IFFCO Chair, in the extended category. Currently, 18 chairs have been established across the country.
The goal of the IFFCO Chair is to increase research, education and extension facilities in research/educational institutions and agricultural universities. Seek guidance from the IFFCO Chair in the areas of promotion programs based on research focused on current issues in agriculture.
IFFCO Chair and VAMNICOM:
Over the past 40 years, the collaboration between VAMNICOM and IFFCO has developed it into practical application, benefiting their programmes and members through their research and training. Mutually beneficial partnerships generate breakthrough research and innovation, solve complex problems, drive economic growth, and create a more skilled workforce.
The way forward:
Going forward, the collaboration between VAMNICOM and IFFCO aims to complete research in the fields of agronomy, soil science, agricultural economics, agricultural extension, fertilizer technology and cooperatives to provide a link to innovation and challenges. The connection between the two stakeholders, VAMNICOM and IFFCO, is essential to generate high-quality innovation for the benefit of society as a whole and to build strong brand awareness for stakeholders. This can be effectively achieved by developing strong skills and experience to generate research that will further advance the frontier of knowledge and be a major engine of accelerated economic growth in the long term.
Through the success of this collaborative arrangement, it can be demonstrated that:
Increased opportunities to enhance the knowledge base of IFFCO's staff;
More opportunities to contribute to the idea of a new strategy;
Greater exposure to a well-trained potential talent pool;
Greater access to intellectual property, patents and publications; and
Raising your position in academia and industry leads - among other things - to recruiting knowledgeable staff.
Ongoing corporate support for research;
Increase awareness of the industry's economic, marketing, environmental and risk needs;
Expand research and study opportunities for graduate students.
Opportunity to consult outside of academia.