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AGRA Soil Health Fellowships 2010
24 November 2010

AGRA is pleased to announce the launch of the first round of its fellowship programme under the Soil Health Training sub Program. The Programme aspires to harness the talent and leadership potential of young and professionals who will transform agriculture in Africa. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The objective of the fellowship programme is to contribute to building capacity for Agricultural development through supporting the training of about 100 MSc and 50 PhD students in integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) in nine universities in sub-Saharan Africa. Students will be drawn from 13 AGRA-focal countries in the phase of the program: Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Niger.

The universities that will offer PhD training are:
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania will take students from the eight East and Southern Africa region
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana will offer PhD training to students from five countries in the West Africa region
The universities that will offer MSc training are:
  • Makerere University (Uganda)
  • Kenyatta University (Kenya)
  • Haramaya University (Ethiopia)
  • Bunda College of Agriculture (Malawi)
  • University of Zambia (Zambia)
  • University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Bobo-Dioulasso University (Burkina Faso)
The training programs also include strengthening the facilities at the universities (laboratories and teaching facilities including curriculum) so that they can offer the best training possible in Africa in soil health and produce a new generation of 21st century soil scientists and agronomists.
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