USAID Administrator Talks Partnerships and Philanthropy

April 16, 2012

Through our Global Development Alliance (GDA), we're partnering with companies like Swiss Re to provide insurance to pastoralists. This past October-during the height of the crisis-more than 600 cattle herders received payments.

And we're working with PepsiCo to buy chickpeas from 30,000 farmers in Ethiopia-turning their product into a nutritional paste that the World Food Program can use to save lives. Just an example of the most than 1,000 partnerships we've formed with more than 3,000 private sector players through GDA.

But if we're going to truly help countries escape the cycle of emergency and relief, we have to help them address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition.