Programs

Reserve funding to help ensure that the United States can respond to emergency food needs worldwide.
Offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
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.
Places U.S. scientists at American embassies abroad to provide expertise on issues relating to the environment, science, technology and health.
Provides funding for technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Monitors U.S. agricultural export sales to ensure widespread access to up-to-date market information.
Provides semester-long U.S. training opportunities to university-level agricultural educators from developing countries.
Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to developing countries modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
Provides cooperator organizations with cost-share funding for activities that build international demand for U.S. agricultural commodities.
Provides English-language instruction and places students from developing countries in Master's degree programs at U.S. land grant universities.
A pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of purchasing emergency food aid locally rather than shipping it from the United States.
Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
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 resulting from tariffs on cotton fabric that are higher than tariffs on certain apparel articles made of cotton fabric.
Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Supports joint research, education and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
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.