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Two men standing under a veranda in Uganda.



Through interconnected programs, the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods provides resources and training assistance to strengthen local communities that can benefit from food and financial security, quality education and healthcare, civic participation, social inclusion, environmental stewardship, and overall sustainable livelihoods.

Borel Global Fellows Program

The Borel Global Fellows Program supports students from Sub-Saharan Africa to pursue graduate studies at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program seeks to help eradicate food and nutrition insecurity while promoting wealth and health for subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa by educating scientists at Iowa State University who will become knowledge leaders that reside and work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to a generous gift from Iowa State University alumni Jim (’78 agricultural business) and Marcia (’78 family environment) Borel, the Borel Global Fellows Program was launched in 2018. 

Scholarly Research

Scholarly research showcases the exceptional work of Iowa State University - Uganda Program staff as they share about research in their specific fields of interest. The research serves to keep others interested and up-to-date in the research, findings and news occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa.