The World Hunger Fighters Foundation, in partnership with the World Food Prize Foundation, USA, is offering the BORLAUG-ADESINA FELLOWSHIP (Agricutural Research Fellowship) in 2019.
It is an innovative educational program that challenges promising youths across the continent to join forces with other youths globally to solve the most critical problems we face on the planet, providing real-world experiences to prepare them, as Borlaug-Adesina Fellows, for success and high-impact careers to that will end hunger across the world.
The late Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose work helped feed one billion people, showed the way. He used his Nobel Peace Prize award to set up the World Food Prize Foundation, which annually awards the prestigious World Food Prize, which is otherwise known as the ‘Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture.’
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is the 2017 recipient of the World Food Prize; the 2019 SunHak Peace Prize; and the 2007 YARA Prize Laureate. He is a globally acclaimed leader on development, and internationally recognized for driving efforts to transform agriculture and food security in Africa, for more than thirty years. Just like his mentor, Dr. Norman Borlaug, Dr. Adesina has committed his life to ending global hunger and lifting millions of people out of poverty. He has devoted the entirety of his World Food Prize, and SunHak Peace prize monetary awards, to endow and establish The World Hunger Fighters Foundation.
Worth of Award
- The Borlaug-Adesina Fellows (Agricutural Research Fellowship) will be selected and announced at the annual World Food Prize Dialogues in Iowa, USA.
- The Fellows will be provided with opportunities to gain exposure and experience at any of the International Agricultural Research Centers around the world, or with a select number of global food and agribusiness companies.
- This Agricutural Research Fellowship is a year-long Fellowship Program, presenting an unparalleled opportunity to outstanding African youths between the ages of 21 and 30 years old in 2019.
How to Apply
Application for the Agricultural Research Fellowship is online on their website by following the link below
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until July 31st 2019