vendredi 15 août 2014

Africa Land & Food Fellowship

Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.6 million has been generously provided by business donors, and since 2012 the UK Government, in support of the programme. This funding is provided for leadership training; the development of professional networks and supporting industrial experience,
together with study opportunities on Master’s programmes in agriculture, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University. 
Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and government. The programme is linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses. 
Fellowships are offered to Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa's development. In short, tomorrow's innovators and leaders. 
Scholarships cover tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK (and where applicable to and from South Africa), provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University or in the UK. Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs. 
Eligible Students: Open to Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissaau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

Applications for 2015-2015 are now invited: See Application Guidance
If you have any questions regarding the African Land and Food Fellowship Programme, please email here.