EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says it's receiving a $7.3 million federal grant to help develop the next generation of agricultural scientists in Africa and Asia.

The new Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development program is named for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. The money comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The program will begin in Ghana, Uganda, Mali, Mozambique and Bangladesh and may expand elsewhere. Eric Crawford and Frederik Derksen will head the effort.

The university said Monday that the program seeks to strengthen agricultural research institutions and support long-term training of agricultural researchers at the graduate level.



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