U.S. African Development Foundation Feed the Future Grants Foster Job Growth and Food Security in Senegal

October 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—October 18, 2011—The United States African Development Foundation has committed $700,000 to provide agricultural skills training, increase food production and improve small business opportunities for over 4,000 farmers and cooperative members in rural Senegal. These six grants represent a slice of USADF’s commitment to Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

USADF grants improve farming methods, increase incomes and create local market opportunity for emerging unions, collectives, and farming groups in Senegal. The sectors for training will include: cereal grain banks, rice processing, couscous, fonio and rice production.