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Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2018 Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on research related to improving cocoa production and quality. The program offers training opportunities in specific topics focused on cocoa breeding, integrated pest management, and post-harvest management.   The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration

Objectives:

·        Provide practical experience and exposure to new perspectives and/or technologies

·        Foster increased collaboration and networking to improve agricultural productivity and trade

·        Facilitate the transfer of new scientific and agricultural technologies to strengthen agricultural practices

·        Address obstacles to the adoption of technology such as ineffectual policies and regulations

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