The Second Borlaug LEAP Alumni Association Roundtable Discussion was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The March conference was hosted by Addis Ababa University, the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Ethiopia. The Deans of Agriculture from all major universities in Ethiopia attended along with representatives of USAID, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and, of course, our Borlaug LEAP Fellows from Ethiopia.
The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines. The program honors Dr. Norman Borlaug whose distinguished career epitomized the qualities of leadership, scholarship, scientific achievement, international cooperation, mentoring, and passion.