While in Kenya, Ambassador Cindy McCain saw how USDA’s McGovern-Dole Program has helped boost food security and educational opportunities for vulnerable children and families.
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...
Peter Mumo of Kenya meets with Amy Harding, deputy director of the FAS Food Assistance Division, in Washington. (Photo Credit: Steve Taravella, United Nations World Food Program) As a young boy in eastern Kenya, Peter Mumo faced a life of poverty...
A parent volunteer uses USDA-supplied corn-soy blend to prepare a nutritious porridge for school children in eastern Ethiopia. With Ethiopia facing its most devastating drought in decades, a school feeding project supported by the McGovern-Dole...
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...
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited Mathare Primary School to celebrate 10 years of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) support for school feeding and to honor the 50 years of relations between Kenya and the United States.
Every year the World Food Prize recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug created the prize...
By Kate Snipes, Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi On Feb. 21, newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited the Stara Rescue Center, a school and orphanage located in Africa’s largest urban slum of Kibera, Nairobi. He...
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...
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...