We are sending out the attached announcement on behalf of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The Cochran Fellowship Program (Eastern Europe & Eurasia Region) will offer training for agriculturalists from middle-income countries and emerging market countries. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. The 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. It is recommended that training programs occur between February-June 2015.
The closing date for applications is Monday, December 22, 2014.
Topic Country Number of Fellows
Organic agriculture production & Ukraine Seven
Organic certification policies
Horticultural Farm Management; Tajikistan/Turkmenistan Eight/Seven
Fruit/vegetable storage, packing,
& warehouse operations; &
Post-harvest handling, storage, Moldova Five
packaging, labeling, product promotion,
pricing, and international standards/regulations
on trade and relationships between producers,
brokers, distributors and retailers.
Dairy/Beef farm management, Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan Seven/Four
Dairy genetics, &
animal nutrition & feed
Integrated water resource Moldova/Georgia Five/Four
Management & irrigation
Winery management, quality Armenia Five
Wine making techniques, &
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