Cochran Fellowship for agricultural professionals, through the USDA

2019 Cochran Fellowship Program

 

The US 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 the Fiscal Year 2019 priority topics for Georgia will be:

  1.      U.S. Seafood Products Awareness and Marketing
  2.      Fruit and Vegetable Post Harvest Handling and Marketing

Important:

Please use attached 2019 application form and note that online applications will Not be accepted;

Deadline for submitting an application at the US Embassy is October 22, 2018, 5 pm.

Proposed Cochran training projects may be conducted during 2019-2020 depending on the funds availability.

For further information please contact USDA representation in Georgia at tbilisiusda@state.gov