Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA)
The ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP) facilitates a long standing ARS and USAID partnership, enabling ARS to staff USAID with agricultural science experts to advise and oversee USAID funded programs and projects in support of USAID's mission.
This relationship enables ARS and USAID to partner in strategic research addressing global agricultural challenges that hit home in the US.
Fifteen percent of PASA funding supports Collaborative Research of mutual benefit and interest to both Agencies. In addition, USAID provides additional funding for research under Feed the Future (FtF).