Cochran Fellowship Program

Oct. 23, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has at its disposal tools to enable technical exchange between the United States and developing countries. After the identification of any issues that may be hindering the evolution of a particular industry, USDA may use one of its programs - such as the Cochran Fellowship Program - to address the issue and make the training program viable. Created in 1984 by Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, this program has trained more than 18,000 professionals in 126 countries. The objective is to provide short-term training to professionals in the agribusiness chain to deepen technical, technological and commercial relationships between the participating countries and the United States. The Cochran Program also offers the opportunity to interact with government agencies, universities and, the private sector in the United States. To learn more about the Cochran Fellowship Program, visit www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program