We are sending out the attached announcement on behalf of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Cochran Fellowship Program (Latin America and the Caribbean Region) will offer training for: [PDF version]
-Brazil Climate Smart Agriculture
-El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru Food Ingredients
-El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru Dairy Processing and Ingredients
-Jamaica Promoting Community Development through Small Farmer Engagement Program
The Cochran Fellowship Program 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 candidateFac 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, May 18, 2016.
Direct inquiries about this program to:
Kelly March and Adam Scheinkman
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSED/Cochran Fellowship Program
Telephone: 202-690-2735 and 202-205-9824