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Food Security Program Yielding Tangible Results in Africa

By Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

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At this weekend’s G-8 Summit at Camp David, President Obama and his counterparts will discuss an important global initiative to promote food security in Africa. Helping poor countries improve agricultural productivity and boost the incomes of smallholder farmers is a priority for the United States and many of our partners in the international community. 

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is one of the most effective ways the United States is supporting the effort to end hunger and poverty. Last week, during a visit to a rice cooperative in the small, West African nation of Togo, I had the opportunity to see first-hand the tremendous impact this U.S.-led, multilateral initiative is having on the lives of some of the world’s poorest farmers.

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