On November 24, 2014, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Senegal, each of them committing to invest $500,000 annually over the next five years to support the country’s goals for sustainable agricultural growth.
In addition to addressing land tenure and livestock systems, MCC’s agriculture project helped expand the market for indigenous natural products, such as “Devil’s Claw,” a plant that can be ground up and used as a natural pain reliever.
Aflatoxins are among the most common types of mycotoxins, poisonous substances produced by toxic fungi that frequently colonize crops in the field and during storage. In Africa, aflatoxin contamination causes major post-harvest losses and threatens health, food security and livelihoods.
Feed the Future wasn’t just a commitment of funding. It signaled a new way of doing development, founded in support of country-led efforts, deep partnership, and a relentless focus on results. It’s fitting, then, that Feed the Future became a critical player in the renewed push for incorporating CBA into USAID’s efforts.
A shortage of affordable and nutritious feed is a major constraint for Ethiopia’s livestock farmers, which is what led Ethio-Feed PLC to focus on the development of new feeds from agricultural by-products and other ingredients, previously considered as waste.
Peace Corps volunteers Luke and Samantha Temple of Durango, Colorado, are generating local income and boosting nutrition rates in their Tanzanian community by teaching proper chicken care techniques to local community members.