Fellowships for Iraqi scientists

June 30, 2010 at 5:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fellows meet mentors: workshop for Borlaug Fellows from Iraq

The Norman Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, administered by the US Department of Agriculture, provides training and research opportunities to young professionals. A number of Iraqi scientists have received Borlaug Fellowships, involving training at US universities and at ICARDA headquarters.

A four-day workshop held at ICARDA headquarters last month, brought together Borlaug Fellows from Iraq and their mentors from different US universities and ICARDA. There were 45 participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science and Technology, and universities in Iraq; the US Department of Agriculture; US universities and ICARDA. The workshop included research overviews by each partner organization and technical presentations on a range of subjects. Recommendations for future work were presented under three thematic areas: animal health, seeds, and water and soil management.

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