Total of 76 agricultural trade promotion projects will receive a total of nearly $10 million in funding from the 2006 Emerging Markets Program, according to a statement from USDA.
This year's recipients include trade groups, nonprofit organizations, universities and federal agencies. Projects will be conducted in
All applications undergo a competitive review process. Qualification requirements include cost sharing and justification for federal funding. Other review factors include the quality of the proposal, likely success of intended approach in target markets, knowledge of the market and similar activities in the region.
In addition, this week Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns will lead a trade and investment mission to