Tuesday, October 29, 2013


154119_africanfellowsAfrica's Land and Food Fellowships

Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over 1.3 million pounds has been generously provided by donors in support of the programme. This funding has provided for leadership training; the development of professional networks and supporting industrial experience, together with study opportunities on the master’s programmes in agriculture, food and rural development at the Royal Agricultural University. All of the 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 and government. The programme is specifically linked to the MSc International Rural Development and the MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security courses.
Fellowships are offered to Africans mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, food or natural resource exploitation and 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 South Africa, provision for networking and a short industrial placement mainly in South Africa under the guidance of Stellenbosch University. Scholarships also cover incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement in South Africa; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.
We work with up to ten African fellows each year from a number of countries and the Fellowship alumni includes fellows from: Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Kenya and Cameroon to date.

Applying for a Fellowship

Applications for 2014-15 are now invited. The deadline for submission is Friday 3rd January 2014. For those eligible for Chevening Scholarships, the deadline is early November 2013 depending on qualifying countries. See Guidance on completing Africa Fellowship and Chevening Scholarship applications.
If you have any questions regarding the African Land and Food Fellowship Programme, please email African.Fellowship@rau.ac.uk.


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