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USDA Identifies 2024 Food for Progress Priority Countries

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced the 2024 Food for Progress Priority Countries. USDA, through its administration of the Food for Progress Program, helps developing countries and emerging democracies modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.

U.S. agricultural commodities donated to recipient countries are sold on the local market, and the proceeds are used to support agricultural, economic, or infrastructure development programs. Food for Progress has two principal objectives: to improve agricultural productivity and to expand the trade of agricultural products. For Fiscal Year 2024, Food for Progress anticipates awarding seven new cooperative agreements for projects of three- to five years in duration.

Priority countries include Benin, Cambodia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Tunisia. When available, the FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity and information on how to apply will be published on Grants.gov. Past Food for Progress projects have trained farmers in animal and plant health, helped improve farming methods, and developed road and utility systems.

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