United States and Brazil Partner to Improve Food Security in the Americas

April 9, 2012

The Governments of the United States and Brazil today formalized a partnership to improve food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Memorandum of Understanding begins with a trilateral agreement with the Government of Haiti to improve agriculture practices and technologies.

"We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Brazil and take advantage of our countries’ relative expertise in agriculture," said Mark Feierstein, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID. "By combining efforts, our countries can help others improve nutrition for rural communities and increase incomes for poor farmers."