Reports

Polish/American Extension Project, 1990 - 1996

From 1990 to 1996, NIFA collaborated with 31 land-grant universities to assist the Polish Ministry of Agriculture in restructuring and reorienting its agricultural extension system at the national, provincial, and local levels.

Republic of Nigeria Agribusiness/Extension Development Project, 2001-2004

Starting in 2001, NIFA assisted the government of Nigeria in achieving agricultural sustainability through capacity building and technical assistance training.

Republic of Ghana Agribusiness and Extension Project, 2002-2005

NIFA collaborated with the Republic of Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to support agribusiness, entrepreneurial development, and extension development.

Republic of Georgia Agricultural Quality Improvement Project, 2002-2005

The Center for International Programs facilitated the economic development of Georgia's rural sector by enhancing the quality of agricultural goods and services.

Dominican Republic Development Project, 2000-2002

USDA donated 100,000 metric tons of wheat to the Dominican Republic under a 416(b) agreement.

Central America (Hurricane Mitch Reconstruction) Development Project, 1998-2001

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided funds to NIFA to assist Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala in the implementation of two special objectives.

Bulgaria Development Project, 1993 - 1996

In 1993 the former Extension Service (ES), USDA, successfully developed and conducted pilot extension programs at Plovdiv, Kyustendil, and Gorna Oriahovitsa in collaboration with three Bulgarian agricultural research institutes, a seed propagation station, regional agricultural officials, mayors, and other local agricultural leaders.

Armenia Marketing Assistance Project, 1992-2004

Starting in the early 1990s, the International Programs office of NIFA worked in partnership with the Armenian agricultural sector for more than a decade. In the early years, the project focused on the development of an applied research and extension capacity, helping to ease the transition to a free market economy.

Republic of the Congo-Brazzaville and Rwanda Agricultural Development Projects

In the Congo, land-grant university experts, recruited by NIFA, developed a teacher training manual, a pocket guide, teacher lesson plans, and teaching aids, such as posters and demonstration kits that supplement classroom instruction of the teachers. The manual explains how to develop a school garden and how to incorporate the garden into the classroom as a teaching aide for science and other subjects.

21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act

The Nanotechnology Research and Development Act authorizes funding for nanotechnology R&D