USAID and Walmart Join Forces to Help Small Farmers and Enhance Food Security in Central America
WASHINGTON, DC—USAID and Walmart signed an agreement on March 14 to support small rural farmers in Central America and to connect them to the retailer’s regional and international supply chains.
The new partnership links Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, with Walmart’s Global Sustainable Agriculture Goals. Small rural farmers in Central America will earn more from their fresh fruit and vegetable production, which will help them climb out of poverty. Consumers will benefit from greater access to locally-grown produce.