The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) honors Dr. Norman Borlaug whose distinguished career epitomized the qualities of leadership, scholarship, scientific achievement, international cooperation, mentoring, and passion. Borlaug LEAP Alumni come from 29 different countries and have achieved PhD or Master's degrees in many different fields related to agriculture and food security. They are working in national agricultural research institutes, developing country universities, government ministries, non-governmental organizations, international agricultural research institutes, the United Nations, donor agencies, and other development organizations.
Help us document the impact Borlaug LEAP has had on individuals, communities, research, and the broader issues of food security and poverty reduction. And WIN A TRIP at the same time!! The top three winning videos will be featured at the World Food Prize AND the African Green Revolution Forum.
In a video of three minutes or less, show how Borlaug LEAP has had an impact on you, your career, your institution, and/or food security in your country. Document your achievements! Showcase the impact of your work!
Any Borlaug LEAP Fellow, past or present, is eligible to submit videos. You are welcome to pair up or do a group video featuring more than one Borlaug LEAP Fellow.
The top three videos will win a trip* of your choice to either:
- 2017 World Food Prize (October 18-20 in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.)
- 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (September 4-8 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)
The winning videos will be featured at the events.
Deadline: 15 April 2017
To submit: Upload your video to your YouTube channel, set the privacy setting to “Unlisted” and send us the link to your video. If you don't have access to YouTube, please contact us. **Please include your name in the submission Title and your email address in the Description.
For step-by-step instructions on how to upload in YouTube, click here.
For questions, contact Andi Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for tips on making a video.
*All travel must follow UC Davis & federal guidelines
Tips for producing video:
- Start with a plan! Write a script or storyboard and have a clear story and message.
- Have a beginning, middle and end, but keep it short.
- Include conversational interviews and try to avoid reading from a script.
- Make use of natural, indirect light.
- Avoid distractions—computer in background or AC noises—and minimize use of music.
- Shoot plenty of extra footage, with movement in the shots when possible.
- Use a tripod and a good microphone if you can.
- Drop the jargon and make the science understandable to high schoolers or your grandma.
- Include a snappy, but relevant title.
Here are some resources for ideas on how to shoot your winning video: