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ILRI-BecA student Samuel Mutiga receives Norman E. Borlaug ‘Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Fellowship’

Samuel Mutiga has been selected as a Fellow for the Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program. Samuel, a PhD student at the Cornell University, USA, is currently attached to the BecA-ILRI Hub’s Capacity and Action for Aflatoxin Reduction in Eastern Africa (CAAREA) project. He has been selected as one of the few outstanding graduate students showing great promise as leaders in the field of agriculture. His research has been recognized as having the potential to make an impact in developing countries and honor Dr. Borlaug’s achievements.

The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship honors Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug who has been hailed as the father of the Green Revolution. Credited with saving millions of lives, his work virtually eliminated recurring famines in South Asia and helped global food production outpace population growth. Dr. Borlaug’s distinguished career epitomized the qualities of leadership, scholarship, scientific achievement, international cooperation, mentoring, and passion.

BecA-ILRI Hub are very proud of Samuel’s achievement!

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