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Provides cost-share funding to help U.S. agricultural exporters develop new markets and mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ trade barriers.
Supports efforts by the specialty crops industry to address non-tariff trade barriers when opening or expanding export markets.
Funds set in reserve to help the United States respond to emergency food needs worldwide.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Borlaug Fellowship Program

The Borlaug Fellowship Program offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Cochran Fellowship Program

Provides short-term, U.S.-based training opportunities to agricultural professionals from developing and middle-income countries.
Import licensing is one of the tools FAS uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system for U.S. imports of dairy products.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Embassy Science Fellows Program

Places U.S. Government technical experts at American embassies abroad to provide expertise on issues relating to the environment, science, technology and health.
Market Development

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Export Monitoring

Export Sales Reporting Program

Monitors U.S. agricultural export sales to ensure widespread access to up-to-date market information.
Export Financing

Facility Guarantee Program

Provides credit guarantees for infrastructure improvements in countries where demand for U.S. agricultural products may be limited by lack of adequate facilities.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Faculty Exchange Program

Provides semester-long U.S. training opportunities to university-level agricultural educators from developing countries.
Food Security

Food for Progress

Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to help developing countries modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
Provides science-based support to strengthen animal and plant health and food safety systems in target countries.
Provides cooperator organizations with cost-share funding for activities that build international demand for U.S. agricultural commodities.
Provides fellowships to U.S. citizens to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs.
Supports field-based projects that provide development assistance and emergency food relief using locally procured commodities.
Market Development

Market Access Program (MAP)

Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
Supports projects around the world to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls.
A fund to reduce economic injury to domestic manufacturers from tariffs on cotton fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel made of cotton fabric.
Market Development

Quality Samples Program (QSP)

Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Provides funding for projects that enable exporters to break into new markets and increase market share in growth markets.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program

Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Scientific Cooperation Research Program

Supports joint research, education, and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
Fellowships and Exchanges

Scientific Exchange Program

The Scientific Exchange Program supports scientific training, collaborative research and mentoring between U.S. scientists and international agricultural professionals.
U.S. imports of sugar are controlled by a system of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) with annual quota volumes established by USDA.
Funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.
A fund to reduce economic injury to domestic manufacturers from tariffs on wool fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel made of wool fabric.