Partnerships and Affiliations

The success of the JIFSAN GAP program has depended largely on the ability to form collaborative partnerships with public and private entities that share a common interest in the safety of fresh produce. A continuation of this practice is essential for the success of PIP. Following is a list of those partnerships and affiliations thus far.

If any reader notes an error or omission in the list, please notify JIFSAN so that a correction can be made.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
  • Office of International Programs (OIP)
  • Foreign Posts in Countries where Training is Conducted

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA - multi-national Americas)
Translation: Interamerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA - Brazil)
Translation: Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperative

Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA-Mexico)
Translation: National Service for Health, Food Safety and Food Quality

Comité Estatal de Sanidad Vegetal del Distrito Federal México (CESAVEDF - Mexico)
Translation: State Committee for Plant Health in Mexico City (Federal District)

Agricultural and Environmental Integral Protection Program (PIPAA - Guatemala)

Comunidad Andina (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Perú)
Translation: Andean Community

Servicio Nacional Sanidad Agropecuaria (SENASA-multi-national)
Translation: National Agricultural Health Service

Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (OIRSA - multi-national)
Translation: International and Regional Organization for Agricultural Health

Rural Development Administration (Korea)

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC-Thailand)

El Programa Manejo Integrado de Plagas en América Central (PROMIPAC - Central America)
Translation: Integrated Pest Management Program in Central America

Department of Registration, Certification, and Accreditation (China)

International Executive Service Corps (IESC - Dominican Republic)

Food Solutions (Perú)

Collaborating Universities

  • University of Maryland
  • Clemson University
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of California - Davis
  • Cornell University
  • University of Arizona
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Costa Rica
  • University of Guadalajara
  • The University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez
  • University of the Valley of Guatemala

For program inquiries, please contact:

James Rushing, Program Manager | rushingj@umd.edu
Judy Cooper, Program Coordinator | jkcooper@umd.edu