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Feeding the Horn of Africa

By USAID

Read the full press release on Market Watch

On Tuesday, November 29, Cargill announced a donation of 10,000 metric tons of rice to support the World Food Program (WFP) USA’s relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. The rice is expected to feed nearly 1 million people for a month.  

“Providing emergency assistance is the right thing to do, but the public and private sectors also need to focus on long-term solutions to hunger and work together to ensure that all 7 billion people on this planet have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food,” said Greg Page, chairman and CEO of Cargill. These objectives align with Feed the Future’s focus on supporting countries in developing their agriculture sectors as a catalyst to generate broad-based economic growth that increases incomes and reduces hunger.

The donation grew out of an appeal from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to get involved in the FWD Campaign. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about the crisis in the Horn of Africa and about the longer-term solutions to alleviate poverty and hunger through the Feed the Future initiative. 

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