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OPIC Board Approves Nearly $500 Million for Five Renewable Resources Investment Funds

The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) approved nearly $500 million in financing for five new investment funds that could ultimately invest more than $1.5 billion in the renewable resources sectors of South and Southeast Asia and Africa, helping the fast-growing economies of the former to manage their environmental challenges, and the latter to enhance its farming sector.

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USAID Administrator Highlights Private Sector Partnerships to Reduce Hunger and Poverty at the World Economic Forum

By: USAID

USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah gathered with the CEOs of Unilever and Monsanto to support the launch of WEF's global framework titled "Realizing a New Vision for Agriculture." USAID also signed a memorandum of understanding at Davos with DSM to increase the dietary quality in the developing world.

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USAID, PepsiCo, and World Food Programme Partner to Increase Food Production and Address Malnutrition in Ethiopia

By: USAID

USAID, PepsiCo, Inc., the PepsiCo Foundation, and the United Nations World Food Programme announced a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, was unveiled by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.

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U.S. Announces New African Trade Capacity Building Initiative at AGOA Forum

By: USAID

The United States announced an additional commitment of up to $30 million per year for four years, subject to availability of funds, to boost trade capacity in Africa. United States Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, made the announcement during the opening session of the Tenth African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum today in Lusaka, Zambia. 

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