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USDA Identifies 2024 McGovern-Dole Priority Countries

The Department of Agriculture this week identified priority countries for new McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements. The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts.

The program provides U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education around the world. The McGovern-Dole Program is also an integral part in advancing U.S. diplomatic interests and strengthening alliances. For Fiscal Year 2024, USDA has identified priority countries as Angola, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea­Bissau, Laos, Malawi, and Rwanda. The priority countries have demonstrated significant need, a national government commitment to school feeding programs, and shared views on global food security, agricultural sustainability, and key international initiatives.

Each of the cooperative agreement projects will be approximately five years in duration. When available, the fiscal year 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity and information on how to apply will be published on

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