Cochran Fellowship for agricultural professionals, through the USDA

2017 Cochran Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to announce the opening of the annual United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) competition for short-term (2-3 weeks) training in the U.S. for senior and mid-level agriculturists, managers and administrators concerned with agricultural development, trade, agribusiness management and marketing from the public and private sectors.  CFP is part of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Trade and Scientific Exchanges Division.

Program objectives are to assist Georgia to develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food needs of its domestic populations; and to strengthen and enhance trade linkages with other countries.

In Fiscal Year 2017 priority topics for Georgia will be:

1. ‎Beef Livestock Management and Genetics Promotion and Marketing;
2. ‎Fruit Value Chain Development and Marketing.

August 14, 2017 is the deadline for submitting an application at the US Embassy. 

For further information please contact Project Coordinator