Development of effective management concepts and methodologies for implementation of technical agricultural and environmental protection projects.
Hurricane rehabilitation activities in Central America and the Caribbean, emphasizing watershed rehabilitation, food safety, and food security.
Sound natural resources management, agricultural and environmental policy reform, and micro- finance for economic and rural development in developing countries.
Strengthening of host government institutions in post-conflict environments.
Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.