The International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program will provide opportunities to eligible U. S. citizens with a bachelor’s degree and agricultural experience, curriculum development or program development to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education
and youth extension programs under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, PL 115-334, Sec.
3307, 7 USC § 329 5. FAS will consider proposals from all eligible organizations, including current recipients and new organizations.The intention of the IAEFP is three-fold:
(1) to develop a diverse group of globally-minded United States agriculturalists with experience living abroad, (2) collaboratively meet the food and fiber needs of the domestic population of eligible countries, and (3) strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and the United States agricultural industry.Proposal submission should include, but are not limited to, classroom instruction, field demonstrations, entrepreneurship projects, and leadership development.
The proposal should address priority country’s receptiveness of the IAEFP and what, if any, country policies and procedures will be necessary to incorporate into the project work plan for strong program implementation.
Host country’s government, agriculture community, and local authorities should demonstrate support and commitment to collaborate on the implementation and execution of the IAEFP.The recipient should provide a suggested curriculum to all fellows that is tailored to the needs of the priority country.
Fellows training topics should align with USDA and the priority country’s agricultural policy, development, and extension goals.
Topics should also promote bilateral agricultural trade between the priority country and the United States and should address priorities on Climate Smart Agricultural practices.
For additional recipient requirements, please see the performance expectations section.
United States fellows participating under IAEFP must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related field and understand U. S. school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs.
In addition, the National FFA Organization (FFA) and the National 4-H Council (4-H) must be consulted on U. S. fellow selections.