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New Borlaug Fellowships will Promote Women’s Leadership in Agriculture

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with USAID recently announced the 2012 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program for ten Feed the Future focus countries (Ghana, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras), as well as Nigeria.

These Fellowships are offered as part of Feed the Future’s Borlaug 21st Century Leadership Program. Only female applicants will be selected for this year’s Fellowships, which are intended to increase the number of women in leadership positions in agriculture.

The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge, advancing the transfer of new agricultural technology, and encouraging collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity. Under the 2012 Borlaug Fellowship Program, early to mid-career female agricultural professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to aid agricultural development in their home country are targeted.

The deadline for submitting applications for all countries is April 6, 2012.  

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