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Norman Borlaug Foundation

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Causes: Agricultural Programs, Food

Mission: The norman borlaug foundation continues the legacy of dr. Norman borlaug by promoting agricultural science, academics, and community outreach to impact world hunger. Such examples could be funding research for improving the nutritional quality or yield productivity of horticultural crops, improving food safety systems for market access by smallholder farmers, or providing short-term training opportunities for leaders in the fields of agriculture and rural development.

Programs: Provide support to the conflict and development foundation and the center on conflict and development at texas a&m university to conduct research and scholarship on the relationships between rural and agricultural development and conflict in developing countries. This support may include providing support for graduate student research, field research and related travel, collaborations with foreign universities and research entities, research supplies/materials, and publications and interpretive exhibits at texas a&m.

assemble case studies of farmers in different cropping system/agroecological zones of ghana who have adopted and maintained no-till practices without benefit of outside support, and to document the biophysical (soil properties and crop yield) and socioeconomic (income and other quality of life indicators) benefits they've achieved through no-till systems. This will be done with a view towards gaining insight and offering advice to the ghanaian government on policies that will further encourage farmer adoption of no-till practices.

provide grant to agricorps for supporting agriculture volunteers in rwanda as per their mission. Agricorps volunteers are recent college graduates with significant agricultural leadership experience. Agricorps partners with the ghana 4-h organization to place volunteers at secondary schools to promote agricultural education. Agricorps is modeled on peace corps.

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