During one of multiple stops on his first official visit to Spain, FAS Administrator Ken Isley joined Spanish importers and the U.S. Grains Council at the Port of Tarragona to learn about opportunities for U.S. sorghum in the country. With Spain’s...
Posted by Phil Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service In mid-August, I traveled to Southeast Asia and witnessed firsthand the great strides being made to help increase food security and trade. I also came to appreciate the immense...
China’s growing middle class and rising demand for high-quality food products have led to a boom in the country’s dairy sector. With the help of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the Cochran Fellowship Program, U.S. alfalfa hay producers...
By Sonya Jenkins, FAS Agricultural Marketing Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Ottawa, through its food and beverage alliance, tasteUS!, recently launched a new website that provides Canadians...
By Kate Snipes, Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya School children in the rural communities of Malawi will soon have access to more qualified primary school educators, thanks in part to the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Food...
The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA) entered into force Oct. 31, expanding market access for U.S. agricultural exporters in one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. The Panama TPA is the last in a trio of trade...
Approximately 350,000 school children in Bangladesh now have access to a daily snack after the U.S. government recently donated more than 10,000 metric tons of wheat to the country through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) McGovern-Dole Food...
Before Nguyen Thi Chi Linh participated in the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Cochran Fellowship Program in 2004, she was a manager for one of the three largest feed manufacturers in Vietnam. Today, she’s one of the country’s most successful...
By Lesley Nichols, Foreign Agricultural Service, Canada Desk Officer Nine staff members from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Office of Country and Regional Affairs and the Office of Global Affairs were among 71 participants who attended the...
By Liliana Caetano Bachelder, FAS International Trade Specialist It was my first visit to Cameroon and I was filled with immense pride and excitement. I had been asked to speak at the formal opening of the Imperial Foods noodle plant. This public...
By Michael Scuse, USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services USDA’s food assistance and development programs serve a dual purpose: to meet the immediate needs of hungry people, and to show their countries how to rejuvenate their...
By Son Siveth, Project Manager, International Relief & Development A two-hour boat ride on a warm breezy day takes us to Prey Kri Choeung Primary School, near the base of a rocky mountain in Prey Kri Tbong village in Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang...