The Norman E.
Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program
promotes food security and economic growth by providing research and training
opportunities for scientists and policymakers from developing and middle-income
countries. USDA partners with U.S. land grant
universities, international research centers, and other institutions to provide
up to 12 weeks of U.S.-based training for Borlaug Fellows each year. Fellows may
also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held in October in Des
The Borlaug Fellowship Program honors Norman E.
Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known
as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004,
approximately 700 fellows from 64 countries have participated in research and
training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including
agronomy, veterinary science,
nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource
management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural
economics and agricultural policy.
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