2016 Borlaug Cocoa Fellowship Program for Western Africa Countries

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USDA, in cooperation with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), is now accepting applications from West Africa for 2016 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships. The fellowships, under the auspices of 2016 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.

Eligible Countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria.

Targeted Research Areas:

  • Genomics, genetics and breeding
  • Plant propagation methods
  • Pests/diseases – entomology, plant pathology, and control methods – particularly for cocoa mirids, swollen shoot virus and black pod rot
  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition
  • Agroforestry
  • Climate Change – sustainable agriculture practices

Application Deadline: September 30, 2015

Click here for details and to see how to apply


  1. Leta Aliyi

    September 5, 2015 at 6:07 AM

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  2. mustafe

    September 5, 2015 at 4:08 PM

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  4. wario galma

    September 9, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    why ethiopians is not elligible?

  5. Mohamed M Luseni

    September 27, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Why Sierra Leoneans are not eligible for this program, I have an Msc in plant pathology and want to upgrade myself with a PHD

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    November 23, 2015 at 12:29 PM

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