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    The Center of Excellence for Global Food Security and Defense (CEGFSD), is one of six centers of excellence at 1890 universities identified in the U.S. Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as 2018 Farm Bill. The Center is supported with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The Center focuses on implementing projects designed to supply the country with a globally educated workforce and to address critical needs in the area of global food security and defense. The Center will foster international partnerships that strengthen agricultural development in developing countries; engage international researchers in addressing new and emerging animal and plant pests and diseases; engage in agricultural disaster recovery; and continue activities carried out by the 1890 Universities Center of Excellence for International Engagement and Development (CEIED).