Areas for our continued cooperation include:
FAS promotes trade between our countries by identifying opportunities and addressing barriers. We help local businesses find, obtain, and utilize the U.S. agricultural products that they and their customers want. We lead trade delegations, technical exchanges, and other activities to strengthen our trade relationship.
USDA Training Programs
Since 1997, 230 Kenyan professionals have participated in the Cochran Fellowship Program, which offers three weeks of agricultural training in the United States.
Since 2006, 35 Kenyan scientists and policymakers have participated in the Borlaug Fellowship Program, which provides short-term U.S.-based research training to increase food security.
Food Assistance Programs
Food for Progress works to improve agricultural productivity and to expand trade of agricultural products. McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps support education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe.
Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102)
GSM-102 reduces financial risk to lenders to encourage financing of U.S. agricultural commercial exports. The program guarantees credit extended by the U.S. private financial sector to foreign financial institutions using dollar-denominated, irrevocable letters of credit. GSM-102 covers credit terms of up to 18 months.
Facility Guarantee Program (FGP)
FGP is a credit guarantee program to encourage the construction or improvement of agriculture-related storage, processing, or handling facilities. The program reduces financial risk to lenders by guaranteeing payments due from foreign financial institutions to U.S. institutions.
The United States has the preeminent agricultural statistics system in the world. USDA offers technical support towards a reliable agricultural statistics system in countries such as Kenya and Tanzania.
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