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U.S. Announces Support for the Africa-led Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa

By USAID

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LUSAKA, Zambia—The United States announced today that it is committing $12 million for aflatoxin control in Africa. The announcement was made during the tenth annual Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lusaka, Zambia. The funds will support the objective of the African-led Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA).

Dr. Julie Howard, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, confirmed the commitment during a plenary session on food security at the forum. “This investment will boost the PACA’s ability to mitigate the dangerous consequences aflatoxin presents to both consumers and to African economies,” Howard said. “Aflatoxin control is also paramount to ensuring global food security efforts are successful and sustainable, which is a major objective of Feed the Future.”

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