About TPC Project

General Information

The Tropical Plant Curriculum project is a university partnership that builds upon and furthers longstanding, on-going relationships between and among Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), represented by the Norman Bourlag Institute for International Agriculture and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), University of Sam Ratulangi (UNSRAT), and University of Udayana (UNUD).

The Tropical Plant Curriculum Project aims to expand these partnerships and to promote education and research collaboration in order to conserve biodiversity for increased market diversification and the creation of livelihoods in forest communities. Emphasis will be placed upon previously unknown, less understood or underutilized tropical plants and plant material for human health and nutrition.

Main Activities

  • Curriculum: Enrichment of Courses
  • Researchs
  • Extensions
  • Commercializations

Project Director

Dr. Tim D. Davis, Professor and Head, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Project Advisor

Dr. Edwin C. Price, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University