Food for Progress
The Food for Progress Program helps developing countries and emerging democracies modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors. U.S. agricultural commodities donated to recipient countries are sold on the local market and the proceeds are used to support agricultural, economic or infrastructure development programs.
Food for Progress has two principal objectives: to improve agricultural productivity and to expand trade of agricultural products.
Past Food for Progress projects have trained farmers in animal and plant health, improved farming methods, developed road and utility systems, established producer cooperatives, provided microcredit, and developed agricultural value chains. Program participants have included private voluntary organizations, foreign governments, universities, and intergovernmental organizations.
FAS solicits project proposals each year and provides a list of priority countries. Organizations eligible to apply include foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, private voluntary organizations, cooperatives and nongovernmental organizations.
Food for Progress Regulations
FY 2020 Priority Countries & Topics
|Bangladesh||Trade Facilitation Agreement|
Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria
|Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures|
Data & Analysis
Policies & Procedures
- Active Food for Progress Projects
- Map of Active Food Assistance Projects
- U.S. International Food Assistance Report - FY 2017 Data Tables
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2020
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2019
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2018
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2017
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2016
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2015
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2014
- Food for Progress Funding - FY 2013
All FAS-funded international food assistance projects are subject to independent, third-party evaluations. To promote continued learning and evidence-based decision making, FAS publishes this information to the Development Experience Clearinghouse maintained by the U.S. Agency for International Development.