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 College. 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 Southern and East 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.