USDA Accepting Applications for 2013 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships
USDA, in cooperation with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), is now accepting applications from candidates in six Latin American and Caribbean countries for 2013 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships. The fellowships, under the auspices of 2013 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, are part of a joint USDA-WCF initiative to improve cocoa production in developing countries worldwide. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Trinidad and Tobago
Targeted Research Areas
- Genetics and breeding
- Plant propagation methods
- Germplasm collection management
- Diseases – plant pathology and control methods, particularly for witches’ broom and frosty pod rot
- Soil fertility and plant nutrition
- Agroforestry systems
The application deadline January 15, 2013.
Applying for the Cocoa Borlaug Fellowship
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