Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science And Technology Fellowship Program
Fiscal Year 2015 Request For Expressions Of Interest
Application Deadline: June 7, 2015
Each Fellow has a specific research topic. Here is a summary of the applicants and a brief description of their research topics:
1. Fellow 1 (Male); Jordan; Climate Change (Water Management): Assessment of Evaporation and soil moisture management techniques for water management based on future climatic changes.
2. Fellow 2 (Male); Panama; Climate Change (Dairy): Evaluate the effects of global climate change on milk production in the Azuero region of Panama; propose possible adaptation measures that enhance the resiliency of producers.
3. Fellow 3 (Male); Paraguay; Climate Change (Mitigation): Adaptation and mitigation for climate change.
4. Fellow 4 (Male); Algeria; Climate Change (Water): Water and land markets in new Saharaian Agriculture. This program aims to improve Algerian trade and marketing policies.
5. Fellow 5 (Female); Jordan; Climate Change (Public Policy): Locate impacts of climate change on arable land in order to adapt food production techniques.
6. Fellow 6 (Male); Indonesia; Climate Change (Global Research Alliance): Examine key uncertainties for agriculture and food security under climate change.
7. Fellow 7 (Male); Vietnam; Climate Change (Global Research Alliance): Develop studies related to global warming mitigation through a new method to sample GHG emissions from ruminants.
8. Fellow 8 (Female); Vietnam; Climate Change (Global Research Alliance): Reduce GHG emission intensity in rice production.
9. Fellow 9 (Male); Mexico; Climate Change (Global Research Alliance): Methodologies to measure GHGs coming from ruminants (enteric fermentation and manure).
10. Fellow 10 (Female); Peru; Climate Change (Global Research Alliance): Mapping soil organic carbon (SOC) and analyze its interaction with other site factors, using sampling, spectroscopic techniques and other spatial data to model SOC and make a useful baseline for decision-makers.
Food Safety & Processing
1. Fellow 1 (Female); Zambia; Food Safety: Development of food safety control system for Zambia.
2. Fellow 2 (Female); Egypt; Food Safety: Development of food safety, food control, and microbiological hazards of meat.
3. Fellow 3 (Female); Vietnam; Food Safety: Improving analytical skills, methods of control antibiotics, mycotoxin, and growth promotant residues in feedstuff and products of animal origin using advanced techniques. (LC MS/MS and GC)
4. Fellow 4 (Female); Tanzania; Food Safety/Aflatoxin: Identify the fungal strains, the level of aflatoxins, and conduct an analysis of the contamination of groundnuts.
5. Fellow 5 (Female); Egypt; Food Safety Policy: Investigate the implementation of sequencing technologies, microbial research, molecular diagnosis and epidemiology to support the diagnosis and control of animal diseases diagnostic.
6. Fellow 6 (Female); Malawi; Food Safety/Aflatoxin: To evaluate aflatoxin contamination levels in groundnuts under different drying methods.
7. Fellow 7 (Female); Rwanda; Food Safety (Post Harvest Technology/Aflatoxin): Identify the prevalence of aflatoxin in wheat to determine genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus and correlation of aflatoxin contamination to specific nutrient content of wheat for improved health and trade accessibility.
8. Fellow 8 (Male); Rwanda; Food Safety (Post harvest Technology/Aflatoxin): Evaluation of aflatoxin levels in maize flour products.
9. Fellow 9 (Male); Mexico; Food Processing: Research local vegetal species using different methods.
10. Fellow 10 (Female); Ghana; Food Processing: Research use of soybeans and peanuts in the preparation of complementary foods (weanimix) in Ghana with the goal of identifying strategies that will facilitate the production and consumption of nutritious and aflatoxin-safe weanimix.
1. Fellow 1 (male); Bangladesh; Animal Health (Nutrition): Nutritional improvement of rice straw using probiotics to improve nutrition and productivity of livestock meat and milk.
2. Fellow 2 (male); Ghana; Animal Health (Poultry Science): Breeding for a particular species of Naked Neck Chicken that is adaptable to climate change.
3. Fellow 3 (male); Ghana; Plant Health/Pest Management: IPM of the pulse beetle to help increase productivity and food security for the Kersting Groundnut.
4. Fellow 4 (male); Guatemala; Plant Health: Geostatistical Characterization of the spatial distribution of Paratrioza cockerelli in Solanum tuberosum L. in southwest Guatemala.
5. Fellow 5 (male); India; Animal Health: Exploring and learning feeding operations and feed-food safety aspects in Intensive Livestock Farming System of USA for Improved Livestock Health and Production.
6. Fellow 6 (male); India; Animal Health (Nutrition): Improving Nutrient Utilization in Ruminants: Role of Enzyme and Direct-Fed Microbial Supplements.
7. Fellow 7 (male); Tanzania; Animal Health: The diagnosis and cost effective control of Brucellosis in bovine and swine in central zone of Tanzania.
8. Fellow 8 (male); Tanzania; Animal Health: Acquire the skills in classical and molecular virology techniques for virus isolation, diagnostics and experimentation.
9. Fellow 9 (male); Vietnam; Animal Health: Development of Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) based assays for the rapid detection of Streptococcus suis in swine to prevent spread of disease in plants and animals.
1. Fellow 1; PhD Veterinary Science, Researcher, Agro-Technical University/National Reference Lab, Kazakhstan.Diagnostic methods for Johne’s Disease in cattle
2. Fellow 2; Hydro Engineering, The Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation, Head of Laboratory, National Academy of Science, Ukraine.Use of GIS and remote sensing/computer models to manage watersheds and to map water supply and irrigation requirements
3. Fellow 3; Veterinary Science, Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems / Laboratory Collection of Microorganisms, Senior Researcher, Gvardeiskiy City, Kazakhstan.Vaccine development for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
4. Fellow 4; Food Science, Associate Professor, Department of Food Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.Biotechnology: Risk analysis, risk perception and communication, risk management, and the evaluation procedures used in USA with regard to GMO seed testing, regulation, and certification.
Fellow 1. (Male); Burkina Faso: genomic selection to identify and select for drought tolerant maize hybrids or varieties
Fellow 2. (Female); Colombia: study and identify the genetic basis of hybrid traits, which are related to flower traits, that could increase cross pollination in rice, to increase the hybrid seed production
Fellow 3. (Male); Colombia: High-throughput phenotyping methods for the rapid and early detecting of stress in plants to identify mechanisms of adaptation to improve breeding program.
Fellow 4. (Male); Ethiopia: BT cotton technology acquisition to enhance productivity of elite cotton varieties adaptable to Ethiopia
Fellow 5. (Female); Indonesia: selecting rice germplasm with nitrogen use efficiency to develop a new variety
Fellow 6. (Female); Indonesia: enhanced nutritional properties of rice plant in a sub-optimal area in Indonesia
Fellow 7. (Male); Malaysia: ecological impact and genetic characterization on seed deterioration in rice to facilitate development of new rice variety that has capability to endure long-term storage
Fellow 8. (Female); Senegal: development and extension of a microbial inoculum to increase millet production in rural areas
Fellow 9. (Female); Senegal: rehabilitation of saline lands by using salt tolerant species inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria and/or arbucular mycorrhizal fungi
Fellow 10. (Female); Vietnam: phenotyping crops’ responses to water stress to building up a phenotyping protocol to selecting crop to adapt to climate change effects
1. Fellow 1 (female); Colombia; Biofuels – Second generation ethanol production on hydrolysates from sugarcane harvesting residues and efficiency
2. Fellow 2 (male); Colombia; Biofuels – Hydrogen from coffee production
3. Fellow 3 (female); Malaysia; Biofuels – Biological methods to ferment and convert paddy straw to biofuel
Natural Resource Management
Fellow 1 (male); Bangladesh; Natural Resource Management – Water-use efficiency for drought resilience during rain water harvest.
Fellow 2 (female); India; Natural Resource Management – Influence of water conserving practices on water balance, energy fluxes and crop growth with an objective to enhance water-use efficiency
Fellow 3 (female); India; Natural Resource Management – Response of soil plant water relations and water use efficiency to atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature dynamics
Fellow 4 (female); Malawi; Natural Resource Management – Application of Remote Sensing and GIS tools in monitoring and management of natural resources