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Embassy Events 2010

DCM Logsdon met with Cochran Fellows

August 30, 2010
Photo: State Dept

U.S.Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon and deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Malkhaz Akishbaia. Photo: State Dept

U.S.Deputy Chief of Mission Kent Logsdon and deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Malkhaz Akishbaia met with 50 fellows of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) on August 30. The USDA Cochran Fellowship Program is an annual, 2 to 3 weeks training in the U.S. for senior and mid-level agriculturists, managers and administrators concerned with agricultural development, trade, agribusiness management and marketing from the public and private sectors.

The program's objectives are to assist Georgia to develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food needs of its domestic populations and to strengthen and enhance trade linkages with other countries. Since the program's inception in Georgia in 1993, 130 Georgian citizens have traveled for training to the U.S. This year, over 60 applicants have applied for the 2010-2011 Cochran Fellowship Program.