DuPont, USAID to increase farmer productivity
• Advancing efforts to introduce climate-resilient crops and innovations like nitrogen-fixing trees to help smallholders sustainably address climate change;
• Enabling Southern Hemisphere country knowledge exchanges on agricultural development approaches.
“We know that by improving smallholder farmers’ access to key tools and technologies, we can help ensure they have the opportunities to participate in increasingly global markets,” said Shah. “Better productivity, easier market access, and higher incomes lead to less poverty and improved nutrition. This is the vision that drives USAID’s leadership of Feed the Future and our ongoing contributions to the New Alliance.”
About the United States Agency for International Development Feed the Future Program: Announced by President Obama at the 2012 G-8 Summit, the New Alliance is a shared commitment between African governments, G-8 members and the private sector to work together to accelerate investments in agriculture to improve productivity, livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers. Led by USAID, Feed the Future is the United States’ contribution to this global effort. Feed the Future supports countries in developing their own agriculture sectors to generate opportunities for economic growth and trade, particularly for smallholder farmers, many of whom are women.
The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 50 years. To learn more about Feed the Future, visit www.feedthefuture.gov. For more on USAID: www.usaid.gov.
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