2013 Borlaug LEAP Fellow Assoumane Maiga has worn many hats during his professional and academic career: English teacher and translator in his native Mali, PhD student in Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University (OSU), and Fulbright scholar. And now he can add winner of the Research Excellence Award in the OSU Graduate College Group V, Education category. His dissertation, titled “An Assessment of the Media’s Role in Disseminating News and Information to Farmers After the Cessation of Armed Conflicts in the Republics of Côte d’Ivoire and Mali”, was selected out of many highly r
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.