FACT SHEET: BORLAUG 21 ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Nearly one billion people suffer from chronic food insecurity. The growing world population and climate
change have affected farming practices, and the global demand for food is expected to increase dramatically.
Engaging the research and scientific community is critical to developing the new and innovative agriculture
approaches required to meet this demand.
Through Feed the Future, the U.S. global hunger
and food security initiative, the U.S. is supporting
the capacity building needed throughout the
agriculture sector — on farms and in the private
sector, producer organizations, research and
extension institutions, government agencies, rural
financial institutions, and civil society.
Under Feed the Future, USAID is launching the
Century Leadership Program. This
program will strengthen the human and
institutional capital base needed to promote
innovation in the agricultural sector. USAID will
invest $32.5 million for this program.
Recognizing, as did researcher Norman Borlaug,
that thousands of scientists and hundreds of
institutions were needed to mobilize the Green
Revolution and reduce hunger, the Borlaug 21
Century Leadership Program is focused on building
the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
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