In honor of World Teachers’ Day, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is celebrating some of our fellowship recipients who are teaching agricultural education in Ghana and helping shape the minds of tomorrow’s agricultural producers, entrepreneurs, and global leaders.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky led a successful trade mission to West Africa, October 28-31, where he helped U.S. exporters unlock new opportunities in the region and advocated for the Administration’s Prosper Africa initiative...
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...
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...
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)...
Photo: University of Missouri faculty and the Cochran Fellows stop by the local Foster Brothers Wood Products, Inc. biomass processing facility for a tour. Foster Brothers is the leading supplier of locally-sourced biofuel for colleges in the state...
Researcher and Borlaug Fellow Issah Sugri (right) working with peanut farmers in Ghana to address aflatoxin issues. (Photo courtesy of Issah Sugri) By Jim Suits, International Program Specialist, FAS Office of Capacity Building and Development Issah...
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...