PhD, Associate Professor of KazNAU is a finalist for the 2019 Borlaug FellowshipZagipa Sapakhova, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of “Plant Protection and Quarantine” of Kazakh National Agrarian University has a selected as a finalist for the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA every year announces International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program for young scientists of Norman E. Borlaug, father of “Green Revolution” and who won Nobel Peace Prize. PhD of KazNAU Zagipa Beisenovna for testing her knowledge and science skills has participated for this Fellowship. The Borlaug Fellowship Program receives around 1600 applications from the world, only 40 applicants have selected by USDA and Zagipa Sapakhova became a winner a few Kazakhstani scientists.
The title of Zagipa Sapakhova’s Fellowship is “Impact of environmental stress alleviators on sustainable wheat production under conservation tillage and no-till”. Wheat is one of the most important food crops in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is ranked as one of the top wheat producers in the world. Most of the wheat produced in dry-farming areas of Kazakhstan. However, the wheat production has been seriously affected by environmental stresses such as accelerated drought, secondary salinity, soil compaction, erosion, and increased pest and disease pressures. Now Zagipa Sapakhova will get acquaintance with the novel and holistic approaches of the U.S. research methodology and techniques (no-till and SA application) at the U.S. universities and transfer that science-based knowledge to improve agricultural productivity in Kazakhstan. Her mentor will visit Kazakhstan to analyse her research and give scientific advices during 2 years.
The best steps of the Kazakh National Agrarian University in the world educational and scientific area will be a successful using this kind of perspective young scientists.