We are sending out the attached announcement on behalf of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Cochran Fellowship Program (Latin America & Caribbean Region) will offer training for: [PDF Version]
Ecuador – Beef Production, Slaughtering, and Processing
Dominican Republic & Mexico – Post-Harvest Loss and Food Systems Management
Mexico – Molecular Identification of Plant and Animal Varieties
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 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 Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Direct inquiries about this program to:
Kelly March and Austin Graydus
Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSED/Cochran Fellowship Program
Telephone: 202-690-2735 or 202-720-9959
Thank you for sharing this opportunity with appropriate personnel at your institution.