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Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust
Reserve funding to help ensure that the United States can respond to emergency food needs worldwide.
International Graduate Studies Program
Provides English-language instruction and places students from developing countries in Master's degree programs at U.S. land grant universities.
Borlaug Fellowship Program
Offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
Local and Regional Procurement Project
A pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness of purchasing emergency food aid locally rather than shipping it from the United States.
Cochran Fellowship Program
Provides short-term, U.S.-based training opportunities to agricultural professionals from developing and middle-income countries
Market Access Program (MAP)
Helps finance activities to market and promote U.S. agricultural commodities and products worldwide.
Dairy Import Licensing Program
Import licensing is one of the tools FAS uses to administer the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system for U.S. imports of dairy products.
McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program
Supports projects around the world to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls.
Embassy Science Fellows Program
Places U.S. scientists at American embassies abroad to provide expertise on issues relating to the environment, science, technology and health.
Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund
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.
Emerging Markets Program (EMP)
Provides funding for technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.
Quality Samples Program (QSP)
Helps U.S. organizations provide small samples of their agricultural products to potential customers overseas.
Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102)
Guarantees repayment when U.S. banks extend credit to foreign banks to finance sales of U.S. agricultural products.
Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program
Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Export Sales Reporting Program
Monitors U.S. agricultural export sales to ensure widespread access to up-to-date market information.
Scientific Cooperation Research Program
Supports joint research, education and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
Faculty Exchange Program
Provides semester-long U.S. training opportunities to university-level agricultural educators from developing countries.
Sugar Import Program
U.S. imports of sugar are controlled by a system of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) with annual quota volumes established by USDA.
Food for Progress
Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to developing countries committed to expanding free enterprise in the agricultural sector.
Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC)
Funds projects that address sanitary, phytosanitary and technical barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops.
Foreign Market Development Program (FMD)
Provides cooperator organizations with cost-share funding for activities that build international demand for U.S. agricultural commodities.
Visiting Scientists Program
Enables foreign researchers to collaborate with scientists from the Agricultural Research Service and other USDA agencies.