Accession Number : ADA304570

Title :   U.S. Department of Agriculture: Foreign Agricultural Service Could Benefit from Better Strategic Planning.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA304570

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This report provides information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted a review of FAS to evaluate its use of staff resources in accomplishing its mission. The report discusses overall strategic planning, including USDA's long-term agricultural trade strategy; coverage of FAS overseas locations and use of its foreign service officers; and FAS reporting on agricultural commodities worldwide.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *AGRICULTURE, FOREIGN POLICY, COMPETITION, MARKETING, EXPORTS, HUMAN RESOURCES, ECONOMICS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, ACCESS, CONSUMPTION, EXPANSION, PERSONNEL RETENTION, FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS, COMMODITIES, OVERSEAS, FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE