President Obama Visits African Countries

June 28, 2013

This week, President Obama travels to Africa. He’ll be visiting three countries, two of which are Feed the Future focus countries: Tanzania and Senegal.

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Agricultural Technology Marketplace

On his last day in Senegal, President Obama joined Administrator Shah to tour the Feed the Future Agricultural Technology Marketplace, a gathering of several West African private sector entities, NGO partners, and farmers demonstrating how key research and innovation can help improve the lives of smallholder farmers. 

At the marketplace, President Obama announced the release of the Feed the Future 2013 Progress Report, which outlines progress made through the initiative in fiscal year 2012.


New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

In Senegal, President Obama and USAID Administrator Shah highlighted the Government of Senegal’s commitment to ensuring prosperity and trade through the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

At the same time, President Obama also announced that the United States has delivered on a major New Alliance commitment made at the 2012 G8 Summit at Camp David, having launched the Scaling Seeds & Technologies Partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
 

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