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Agriculture Scholarships Available

06 February 2012, Caribarena News

Antigua St John's - Professionals within the agriculture sector who want to pursue a Masters, PhD, or specialized studies in Mexico were invited to apply for one of the 100 scholarships offered by CONACYT and IICA.

The alliance between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico is intended to strengthen technical capabilities within the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in areas that are of priority for agriculture.

In this regard, 100 scholarships will be offered to well-qualified professionals who work in sustainable agriculture and related areas, and who provide service to the governments and institutions within the agricultural sector of the member countries of IICA.

Postgraduate and specialist programmes are being offered in areas such as: technical innovation, agri-business, and commercialization, agricultural health and food safety, agriculture, territories, and rural well-being, management of natural resources and climate change, and finally, agriculture, and food security.

Applicants must be competent in Spanish, must be attached to an organisation working in the area of agriculture, and must commit to maintaining a working relationship with the proposing institution by presenting a letter of consent from the institution, among other requirements.

The IICA offices in the countries will be responsible for receiving applications, which may be submitted online or in person.

Complete information on the call for applications, including requirements, postgraduate programmes available, contact details for the country offices, as well as application forms, can be obtained from the website

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