Programs

Market Development Programs

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program

Provides cost-share funding to help U.S. agricultural exporters develop new markets and mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ trade barriers.
Food Assistance Programs

Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust

Funds set in reserve to help the United States respond to emergency food needs worldwide.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Borlaug Fellowship Program

Offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

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.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Embassy Science Fellows Program

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

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Export Financing Programs

Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102)

Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Export Monitoring Programs

Export Sales Reporting Program

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

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.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Faculty Exchange Program

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

Food for Progress

Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to help developing countries modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
Market Development Programs

Foreign Market Development Program (FMD)

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 Programs

Market Access Program (MAP)

Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
Food Assistance Programs

McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program

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 Programs

Quality Samples Program (QSP)

Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program

Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Cooperation Research Program

Supports joint research, education, and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Exchanges Program

Supports scientific training, collaborative research and mentoring between U.S. scientists and international agricultural professionals.
Import Programs

Sugar Import Program

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.

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