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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 Forum in Lusaka, Zambia. The funds will support the objective of the African-led Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa.
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah is pleased to announce that Julie Howard will take on a new role as Chief Scientist, BFS, and Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Agricultural Research, Extension and Education. The Administrator is also pleased to announce that Tjada McKenna will become the Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator for Development.
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.
This week, delegates from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will join the tenth annual forum of the African Growth and Opportunity Act in Lusaka, Zambia. Known as “AGOA”, the forum is the centerpiece of U.S. trade policy with sub-Saharan Africa.
Administrator Shah honored the World Food Prize winners and announced Feed the Future's “Borlaug 21st Century Leadership” program, a $32.5 million investment to help shape the next generation of leaders in agriculture.