Ten researchers from seven developing countries have been chosen to work with U.S. scientists on climate change mitigation research, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The researchers were chosen under the Global Research Alliance Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship (Borlaug Fellows) Program. "With the announcement of these Borlaug Fellows, we are making good on the commitment we made last December, when we joined 20 other countries in founding the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and pledged to support the participation of developing countries in the development of the new tools and agricultural practices needed to meet [climate change] challenges," said Vilsack.
The researchers come from Chile, India, Malaysia, Ghana, Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam. One fellowship begins this fall; the others begin in the spring of 2011.