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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) invested $50,000 of Market Access Program (MAP) funds in two separate ethanol marketing programs for the Peruvian market in 2015. As a result of these efforts, buyers in Peru purchased $15 million of U.S. ethanol, for a return on investment (ROI) of $299 for every $1 of MAP funds invested.
The 12th Annual Agricultural Cooperators Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, resulted in more than 335,000 metric tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) sales valued at approximately $82 million. Using Market Access Program (MAP) funds, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) invested $70,000 into hosting this annual conference, generating an estimated return on investment (ROI) of $1,181 for every MAP $1 invested solely for DDGS sales.
The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Taiwan office organized an eight-member U.S. grain production and quality study team to join the 2015 U.S.-Taiwan Goodwill Mission, which traveled to the United States in September 2015. The Council invested about $60,000 of Market Access Program (MAP) funds in organizing this team, and the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Taiwan used about $75,000 for sponsoring 10 members for participating in this mission.
The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) use of Market Access Program (MAP) funds to promote the development of the Moroccan ruminant sector has led to a revolution in this sector. The Council invested $116,000 of MAP funding in 2015 in promoting the ruminant sector development, which resulted in sales of 200,000 metric tons of U.S. corn to the ruminant sector valued at $48 million, generating a return on investment (ROI) of $413 per $1 invested.