Noah Pitcher is a global politics correspondent for Today News Africa covering the U.S. government, United Nations, African Union, and other actors involved in international developments, political controversies, and humanitarian issues.
The United States is expanding its Feed the Future initiative to target an additional eight African nations. The initiative is intended to respond to the global food crisis by strengthening food systems in vulnerable nations.
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced the new expansion of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global food security initiative, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to eight African countries at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany. The expansion brings the list of prioritized countries from 12 to 20.
The new target countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The 12 countries that have been and will continue to be targeted through the initiative are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.
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