New African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award for Innovation in Extension and Training

Media Release
Rob Mikkelsen
Director of Communications

New Award Announced for Innovation in Education, Training and Communications Programs Focused on Improved Plant Nutrients Use in African Agro-Ecosystems

The African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award Program is co-sponsored by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (, and OCP Group (

Benguérir, Morocco — 19 May, 2020 — The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced a new fellowship program to encourage innovation in education, training and communications programs focused on improving use and efficiency of plant nutrients in African agro-ecosystems.

The African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship will confer awards of $5,000 (U.S. Dollars) to two African scientists or extension specialists working within an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System), African university, nonprofit organization, or in the private sector.

“Our primary goal for this Fellowship is to inspire improved outreach programs that will lead to greater implementation of appropriate soil fertility management in African agricultural systems,” explained APNI Director General Dr. Kaushik Majumdar. “Ideas for new approaches to data synthesis, communication tools, training events, or other innovative, high impact ideas are of great interest to the Fellowship committee.”

Applicants are encouraged to submit creative proposals addressing accelerated delivery and adoption of improved soil fertility management in Africa.

The submission deadline is 1 July, 2020. Recipients will be notified in August 2020.

All details and instructions on how to apply can be found at the website:

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About the African Plant Nutrition Institute
The African Plant Nutrition Institute is a not-for-profit research and education organization based in Benguérir, Morocco with additional offices located in Settat, Morocco; Nairobi, Kenya; and Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. APNI’s mission is to innovate plant nutrition through evidence-based practices for a resilient and food-secure Africa.