The Borlaug Institute recognizes that partnerships are necessary for affecting change in Africa. The Institute has a long history of partnerships on the African continent and looks forward to expanding those partnerships with international agricultural research centers, international development foundations, NGOs, corporations, local communities, and national governments.
Following the example of Dr. Borlaug, his Institute will continue to assist in using agriculture to prevent conflict, focus on developing entrepreneurship and leadership in African youth, build long-term partnerships with researchers and teachers and African universities, and promote the spread of appropriate technologies to African farmers through functional and innovative extension services.
Programming will support training of African agricultural leaders, research in agricultural development, and cooperative extension with African communities. These partnerships will perpetuate the Borlaug legacy in Africa through developing African capacity in agricultural science. Norman Borlaug provided an example of how one man can fight against poverty and hunger. The Borlaug Institute boldly follows. For more information on the African programs of the Borlaug Institute, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By GABRIEL SALDAÑA | The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture NAIROBI, KENYA (Feb. 20, 2013) — Last month, Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of famed agronomist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, rubbed elbows with the world’s foremost global development leaders at the opening ceremony of Columbia University’s Global Center for Africa in Nairobi. Read more about the Columbia Global Centers here Among the world leaders Borlaug met at the Africa Center’s opening were the president of Kenya, the prime minister of Ethiopia and world renowned economist… Read More →
By GABRIEL SALDAÑA | The Borlaug Institute Intricate collaboration among state, federal and university entities makes Texas’ and the United States’ veterinary systems a prime example of sophistication in animal disease control. That was the message taken by 12 of east Africa’s highest ranking chief veterinary officers early April as they embarked on a weeklong training session across Texas, visiting some of the state’s premier administrative, educational and practicing veterinary facilities. John Kanisio Lefuk, chief veterinary officer of the 2-year-old country of South Sudan, says that while veterinary… Read More →
Join The Borlaug Institute Thursday, April 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kleberg Building room 126 for the latest installment of our 2013 Seminar Series. The Borlaug Institute this coming week welcomes one of it’s own, Jifar Nata, a graduate student of agricultural economics. Nata will present the research he has conducted on agricultural innovations in Ghana and the research’s effect on food security in the country. The afternoon lecture is free and open to the public.