Kwevitoukoui (Brad) Hounkpati is the first Borlaug LEAP Fellow from Togo. A Fulbright PhD Student in the University of Georgia Entomology Department, Hounkpati is currently conducting a systematic study of the West African Coccinellidae (WAC), or West African Ladybeetles. Numerous species of Coccinellidae are well known as biological control agents in many parts of the world.
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.