News & Events

Press Release
August 4, 2014 | The White House
Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority.
Blog
September 16, 2014 | Blog
African governments across the continent are seizing the opportunity to foster market forces that grow their economies in a way that lifts people out of poverty.
Blog
August 19, 2014 | USDA Blog
On a recent trip to Uganda, I saw first-hand the difference USDA-funded projects are making in people’s lives.
Press Release
August 19, 2014 | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
The Food for Progress Program is an important tool in the effort to support sustainable agricultural production in developing nations and promote agricultural trade.
Press Release
August 15, 2014 | U.S. Embassy Ethiopia
The workshop, which was funded under the Feed the Future initiative, provided the entrepreneurs with a network to access the latest research and best practices here in Ethiopia, neighboring countries, and the United States.
Field Story
August 13, 2014 | Newsletter
Fabrar Liberia plans to sell the rice on the local market, targeting consumers in Monrovia as well as large scale rice contracts in the private sector and the government. In May 2014, Fabrar Liberia bought 163 metric tons of rice worth $63,500 USD from 550 farmers in Lofa County, the largest procurement of rice by a local processor in the history of the country.
Field Story
August 13, 2014 | Newsletter
In November 2013, Darsh Industries applied for and received a grant from the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (a multilateral activity under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition) to support planning surveys and assessments for a proposed $6.7 million investment in a new tomato processing facility in Iringa, located in central Tanzania. The new plant will double the company’s production capacity.
Field Story
August 13, 2014 | Newsletter
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