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Jose Cisneros

Director, CALS International Programs

Professor of Practice

Horticulture International & Entrepreneurship


International Agriculture

Area(s) of Expertise

José Cisneros has extensive experience in international agriculture, international business, and entrepreneurial development and solutions. He has participated in numerous international agricultural projects and has trained farmers, NGO trainers, and government officers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. In the academic environment, Cisneros founded CALS Global Academy (NC State), an initiative to train international professional in agriculture and life sciences. Developed the most comprehensive database of international activities among peer colleges of agriculture (NC State). Founder of AgriFoodGateway, a comprehensive interactive online information database for the agriculture and food community, catering users from over 200 countries. Founder of the Global Agribusiness Program at the University of Missouri, an international initiative that supported small and midsize U.S. agribusinesses to initiate/expand international commercial activities.

CALS International Programs supports the international efforts of the college and collaborates with the global community to solve grand challenges.

An initiative dedicated to designing customized technical and leadership programs and training for international agriculture professionals and researchers.

Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,500 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.


MBA, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University
MS, Horticulture, Michigan State University
BS, Agronomy, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina