Friday
September 30
2022

The Gambia Receives $28.5 Million From the US Department of Agriculture

By Chinedu Okafor

In an effort to assist The Gambia with its food security program, the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded the country the sum of $28.5 million.

The award is a part of President Biden’s $2 billion pledge he made at the United Nations General Assembly to help alleviate the current food insecurity in impoverished regions.

The funds are being awarded through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, which USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service administers.

The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, according to its site is a program that helps support education, child development, and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe. The program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities and financial and technical assistance to support school feeding and maternal and child nutrition projects.

 

 

Source: Business Insider Africa (link opens in a new window)

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