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USDA Training and Research Program 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2013 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.

The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers and policymakers from 28 eligible countries. 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.General Info about the Borlaug Fellowship Program: http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/Borlaug.asp

1)USDA Accepting Applications for 2013 Borlaug Fellowships

http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/announcements/11-15-12.asp

• Eligible Countries and Targeted Research Areas

• Applying for the Borlaug Fellowship

Targeted Research areas for VIETNAM under the program:

1. Biotechnology: Development and Commercialization of Biotech Crops for Feed and Food Use (Corn and Soybeans)

2. Food Safety: Risk Assessment and/or Diagnostics for Pesticides or Microbial Pathogens in Meat and Poultry Products.

3. Genetics and Breeding: Increased Usage of U.S. Swine and Dairy Genetics and Livestock Management Techniques to Improve National Herds

Contact Person of USDA-FAS- Vietnam/Hanoi:

Ms. Bui Huong
Huong.Bui@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (84-4) 3850-5000 ext. 6141 

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Applying for the Borlaug Program:

http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/apply/default.asp

2) USDA Accepting Applications for 2013 Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships:

http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/gra_announcements/default.asp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2013 Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships under the auspices of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. Fellows will be selected from eight developing countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 3 months on climate change mitigation research. The mentor will later travel to the fellow’s home country for up to 10 days to continue collaboration.

The application deadline January 15, 2013.

• Eligible Countries and Targeted Research Areas

• Applying for the GRA Borlaug Fellowship

2013 Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships

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Country

Contact

Targeted Research Areas

Colombia

USDA-FAS Bogota 
Anthony.gilbert@fas.usda.gov 
Telephone: (011-57-1) 275-2770 

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

The following targeted research areas apply to all of the countries eligible for the Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships:

1. Developing Tools for Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Assessments

·         Develop easily used methods for measuring or estimating greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural settings.

·         Develop easily used methods for measuring or estimating carbon sequestration in agricultural soils.

·         Develop and field test user-friendly software for quantifying and reporting emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

2. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Crop Production Systems

·         Identify agricultural management strategies leading to reduced net greenhouse gas emissions per unit of commodity produced in agronomic (including rice), horticultural, or agroforestry crop systems.

·         Develop models for application of experimental data in decision support tools for different crop or agroforestry systems in different countries.

3. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Livestock Production Systems
 

·         Identify agricultural management strategies leading to reduced net greenhouse gas emissions per unit of commodity produced in grazing or confined animal production systems.

·         Develop models for application of experimental data in decision support tools for livestock production systems in different countries.

4. Developing Databases and Strategies for Synthesis, Integration and Decision Support to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems

·         Develop databases assembled from different research teams working on identifying methods to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration.

·         Develop process models as a foundation for projecting emissions and sequestration in different agricultural systems and for decision support tools.

Ghana

USDA-FAS Accra
Elmasoeur.Ashitey@fas.usda.gov 
Telephone: (011-233-302) 741-421

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Indonesia

USDA-FAS Jakarta
jonn.slette@fas.usda.gov 
Telephone: (62-21) 3435-9163 

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Malaysia

USDA-FAS Kuala Lumpur 
abdulghani.wahab@fas.usda.gov
telephone: 6 03-2168-5082

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Mexico

USDA-FAS Mexico
adam.branson@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: +52 55 5080 2532

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Peru

USDA-FAS Lima
gaspar.nolte@fas.usda.gov 
Telephone: 5113433042

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

The Philippines

 

USDA-FAS Manila
bill.verzani@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: +632-843-6655 


BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

Vietnam

 

USDA-FAS- Vietnam/Hanoi
Huong.Bui@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (84-4) 3850-5000 ext. 6141 

BorlaugFellowships@fas.usda.gov

 

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