Borlaug LEAP Fellowship Award
Chewe Nkondehas been selected as a Fellow for the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) of the US government's Feed the Future Borlaug 21st Century Leadership Initiative.
Chewe Nkonde, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU), has been selected as a Fellow for the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) of the USgovernment’s Feed the Future Borlaug 21st Century Leadership Initiative. 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. Chewe is one of only a few outstanding graduate students who are being recognized for their promise and potential through this Fellowship. In the award letter, Chewe was described as having shown strong promise as a leader in the field of agriculture, and his research has potential to make an impact in developing countries and honor Dr. Borlaug’s achievements. Funding for the Borlaug LEAP Fellowship is provided by the United States Agency for International Development.