Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
March 22, 2019
Feature

FAS Farm Bill Listening Sessions

On March 22, 2019, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) held listening sessions to solicit input from stakeholders with an interest in agency programs authorized under the Trade Title of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2019. Thanks all the...
One of the keys to unlocking the potential of Ethiopia’s livestock sector is increasing the availability and quality of animal feed. For the last seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has sought to address these two major constraints...
Honduras’ top agricultural official was in Washington in early October to provide a first-hand account of how the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Food for Progress Program is helping improve rural livelihoods, boost agricultural productivity, enhance...
A Mozambican family applies sorting techniques during cashew harvest. Prior to its decades-long civil war, Mozambique was the world’s largest cashew producing country at 240,000 tons per year and processed approximately half of all global production...
BBC News recently highlighted how the Food for Progress program is helping boost productivity and prosperity for farmers in Ethiopia. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30144473 Source - BBC News / bbc.co.uk - © 2013 BBC
Photo: Officials inaugurate the first renovated road funded by USDA in Laty, Senegal. By Joani Dong, Foreign Agricultural Service Agricultural Attache, Senegal We don’t spend much time thinking about roads in the United States. We worry about the...
PHOTO (above): Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden meets with Ethiopian farm owner Yetemwork Tilahun, who has built a successful dairy operation with the support of USDA’s Food for Progress Program. By Michael Francom, Agricultural Counselor...
Standing next to her healthy oxen, Grace Opono explains how new conservation techniques have doubled her maize yield over just two seasons. She is also earning a second income by providing tilling services to neighbors with her oxen. She tells me she...
NOTE: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) partners with a variety of non-profit groups, cooperatives and international organizations promote food security and develop agricultural capacity in countries around the world. The following guest blog by...
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with Haiti's Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Thomas Jacques, March 4 to emphasize USDA's ongoing commitment to help the Haitian agricultural sector recover from the...
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...