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U.S. African Development Foundation Supports Local Tanzanian Cereal Association

On May 10, the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) provided a $100,000 grant to the Kongwa Cereal Growers Association in Tanzania to help the group implement its high-quality grains production project.

The Association, with more than 100 members, will use the grant to expand its sustainable food grains business. Feed the Future trains members of the Association to improve their agronomic and post-harvest handling skills, so that they are able to supply more and higher-quality maize to the World Food Program.

At a signing ceremony in Dar Es Salaam, USADF Tanzania Country Program Coordinator Godfrey Kassanga presented the grant to the Chairman of the Kongwa Cereal Growers Association, Jeremiah sing Maina. The USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 to community groups and small enterprises that benefit under-served and marginalized groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through these grants, it aims to create and sustain jobs, increase income levels, and improve social conditions.

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