USDA Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP)
SCRP will support applied research, extension, and education projects — lasting up to two years between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies - that create practical solutions to challenges faced by small farmers and build regional or global trade capacities in Foreign Agricultural Service FAS countries. In general, applications should support one or more of the following strategies of the Global Food Security Act:
- 1. Accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, particularly among women and children.
- 2. Increase the productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of small-scale producers, especially women, by working across agricultural value chains, enhancing local capacity to manage agricultural resources effectively, and expanding producer access to local and international markets.
- 3. Build resilience to food shocks among vulnerable populations and households while reducing reliance upon emergency food assistance.
- 4. Create an enabling environment for agricultural growth and investment, including through the promotion of secure and transparent property rights.
- 5. Improve the nutritional status of women and children, with a focus on reducing child stunting, including through the promotion of highly nutritious foods, diet diversification, and nutritional behaviors that improve maternal and child health; Align with and leverage broader United States strategies and investments in trade, economic growth, science and technology, agricultural research and extension, maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.