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Louisiana State University Teams Up With Honduran University For Forestry Research

BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 14:  Students at Louisiana State University make their way at the LSU Union  March 14, 2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU student Carrie Lynn Yoder's body was positively identified today, 10 days after she disappeared from her Baton Rouge home, just  south of the LSU campus. The young woman's body was found 30 miles west of Baton Rouge on Interstate 10 March 13. Yoder's death is suspected of being part of series of killings of young women in the LSU area in recent months. (L-R)Professor Phil Platt, uncle Jim Yoder, boyfriend Lee Stanton, mother Linda Yoder and father David Yoder look on.  (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 14: Students at Louisiana State University make their way at the LSU Union March 14, 2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU student Carrie Lynn Yoder's body was positively identified today, 10 days after she disappeared from her Baton Rouge home, just south of the LSU campus. The young woman's body was found 30 miles west of Baton Rouge on Interstate 10 March 13. Yoder's death is suspected of being part of series of killings of young women in the LSU area in recent months. (L-R)Professor Phil Platt, uncle Jim Yoder, boyfriend Lee Stanton, mother Linda Yoder and father David Yoder look on. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)  (2003 Getty Images)

The Universidad de Ciencias Forestales and the LSU AgCenter plan a partnership in forestry research and academic programs.

The Honduran university's rector, Emilio Esbeih, and professor Oscar Leverón visited Baton Rouge recently to meet with AgCenter and LSU School of the Coast and Environment professors.

They also signed a letter of intent with the AgCenter to develop a collaborative relationship.

The Universidad de Ciencias Forestales was originally a training institute for foresters. In 2013 the Honduran government formally labeled it a university

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