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Thanks to USDA’s Borlaug Fellowship Program, an African researcher is in the United States acquiring knowledge that will help protect farmers’ livelihoods and improve food security on his home continent. Kwame Ogero, a research associate at the...
Research has shown that female students are less than half as likely to graduate with a degree in a science-related field as their male counterparts. To increase awareness and help reverse this trend, countries around the world will observe the...
During the fall 2017 semester, the FAS Faculty Exchange Program hosted 14 veterinarians from universities in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. Over the course of four months, the academics collaborated with faculty mentors in the veterinary...
It's been a busy fall for the FAS Cochran Fellowship Program. In September and October 2017, more than 200 Cochran Fellows from 32 countries traveled to the United States to enhance their knowledge and technical skills. The fellows, many of them...
USDA’s McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world. Today, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)...
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...
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...
By Brian Guse, Director, FAS Trade and Scientific Exchanges Division Promoting food security and agricultural development around the world is a key part of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) mission. One way FAS does this is by providing...
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...
Sabado Josè Maria, a former crop farmer in Mozambique, has more than doubled his income thanks to support and training he received in a USDA-funded Land O’Lakes dairy project. A partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Land O...