Barbeque, Gumbo, Ice Cream and Team USA – America Leads with our Best on the FIFA World Cup

The 2022 World Cup USA Pavilion in Doha, Qatar

There are only some issues in life that may carry collectively and excite a worldwide group, and meals and sports activities are two of these issues!

USDA’s International Agricultural Service (FAS) is tapping into these uniting experiences by shining a highlight on high-quality, protected, scrumptious, and sustainably produced U.S. meals throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup, underway in Qatar. This groundbreaking effort, organized by FAS’s Workplace of Agricultural Affairs in Dubai and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar, is introducing almost 130,000 guests per day to the good selection and high quality of U.S. meals on the USA Pavilion.

Positioned within the coronary heart of Doha, in a fan zone that includes worldwide pavilions, guests to the USA Pavilion really feel as if they’re being transported to the States by means of the sights, sounds, and smells of every little thing U.S. agriculture has to supply – together with meals/ag, schooling, and tourism.

(Pictured left to right) U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Timmy Davis, USDA Agricultural Counselor Valerie Brown, and U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone join Qatari Celebrity Chef Aisha Al Tamimi at the USA Pavilion

“It’s our mission on the World Cup to introduce the world to our true MVPs, America’s farmers and ranchers who work on daily basis to develop and produce protected, nutritious, sustainable, and scrumptious meals and components to feed and nourish the world,” stated USDA Agricultural Counselor Valerie Brown. “We’ve put collectively a dream group of U.S. meals and commodity teams and superstar cooks who want to rating new followers as they kick issues up with cooking demonstrations, competitions, and giveaways that includes U.S. components – every little thing from wholesome treats for athletes to decadent recreation day meals for followers and households. Whether or not guests wish to learn to make nutritious snacks with U.S. fruits, nuts, and cheese, or one thing extra indulgent like barbeque, gumbo, and ice cream desserts, the USA Pavilion will provide meals lovers from world wide a subject of choices – all because of America’s farmers and ranchers.”

In accordance with the most recent commerce knowledge, U.S. meals and agricultural exports to the world, and the Center East specifically, elevated final fiscal yr (FY). In FY 2022, U.S. farmers and ranchers exported a document $196.4 billion of meals and agricultural merchandise to the world, of which $6.6 billion was exported to the Center East, up 20 % from the prior yr. Client demand for U.S. meals and components is rising within the area, particularly for U.S. tree nuts, dairy merchandise, and beef and beef merchandise, a couple of of the numerous components being showcased on the World Cup USA Pavilion in Qatar.

Team USA Defender Sergiño Dest (center) visits the USA Pavilion

“This yr the World Cup could also be greater than 7,600 miles from the USA, however FAS is proudly representing Team USA and our meals and ag MVPs again dwelling,” added Brown. “Guests to the USA Pavilion will journey on a meals and ag tour throughout our fantastic nation as their senses uncover components and merchandise from Virginia and Louisiana, to Texas, California, Hawaii, and different wonderful states in between. This worldwide meals and ag advertising and marketing and outreach effort is bound to be a win for America as tens of millions of world customers Strive it, Style it, See it, and Adore it, on the World Cup!”

U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone joins USDA Agricultural Counselor Valerie Brown for the opening of the World Cup USA Pavilion in Doha

For extra on the USDA’s actions selling U.S. meals on the FIFA World Cup, Rod Bain with USDA Radio checked in with FAS’s Lucas Blaustein, on the bottom in Doha. Hear now:

US Ag and Food Choices Featured at World Cup

Actuality: Partnerships and Schooling A part of USA Pavilion on the World Cup

Actuality: World Cup and Potential Market Progress in Center East Area

Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al joins in opening day festivities at the World Cup USA Pavilion with a fun game of corn hole