The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Faculty Exchange Program (FEP), managed by the Foreign Agricultural Service, International Cooperation and Development, Food Industries Division, Professional Development Program (FAS/ICD/FID/PDP), was created in 1994 to bring qualified agricultural educators from progressive agricultural institutions of higher learning in Eurasia to the United States for 5 months to increase their knowledge of, and ability to teach, agricultural economics and marketing, agribusiness, and agrarian law in a market-based economy.
The goal of the program is to promote the development of sound agricultural policy and effective and competitive agricultural marketing and business systems in Eurasia. The objectives of the Faculty Exchange Program are to:
Increase the number of adults in Eurasia who understand the market economy by improving the quantity and quality of academic and adult education programs in agricultural economics and marketing, agribusiness, and agrarian law
Develop the ability and confidence of participating faculty to evaluate and revise curriculum and courses through the application of basic principles of learning and curriculum development
Establish enduring US-Eurasia institutional relationships that will catalyze and support curriculum development, course revision, and faculty strengthening in the areas of agricultural economics, agribusiness, and agrarian law.
For more information, contact:
Natalia Petrova, Administrative Assistant
Artyoma Business Center
Agricultural Affairs Office
4, Hlyubochitska St.
Kyiv, 04050, Ukraine