We are sending out the attached announcement on behalf of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Cochran Fellowship Program (Africa and Middle East Region) will offer training for: [PDF version]
Kenya and Tanzania – Management of Post-Harvest Loss
Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda- WTO: Facilitating Trade Agreements and Adhering
Senegal & Mali-Inspection and Certification of Agricultural Products
Benin, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal -Cotton Classification
The Cochran Fellowship Program’s objective is to assist eligible countries to develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States.
The candidate selection process will be managed by the USDA and other parties as appropriate. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking to identify U.S. universities willing to host mid-level agricultural managers from lower and middle-income countries under the Cochran Fellowship Program. These Fellows have been competitively selected based on training priorities identified by the U.S. Embassy in their country and their own qualifications.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Direct inquiries about this program to:
Telephone: (202) 690-0947 or (202) 708-3189
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSED/Cochran Fellowship Program
Thank you for sharing this opportunity with appropriate personnel at your institution.