The USDA (US Dept of Agriculture), through its Food For Progress
(FFPr) program, helps developing countries and emerging democracies modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
For example, beginning in the mid-1980s, many US NGOs generated a significant share of their revenues from monetization projects: Under both the Food for Peace and Food for Progress
programs, NGOs were allowed to sell US commodities in recipient country markets to generate cash for their non-food aid activities.
The USDA Undersecretary welcomed all of these initiatives, and also cited the USDA's Food for Progress
Program in which the Philippines, through several projects, has received support.
Department of Agriculture through the Food for Progress
In Malawi, a landlocked country in southern Africa, rural farmers are enjoying increased income and food security, thanks to a program called Malawi Food for Progress
. The nearly five-year-old program, which began in 2011 and concludes this year, was implemented by Land O'Lakes International Development and funded with an $11-million investment from USDA.
commodities products are not just to feed people, but to promote agricultural and commercial productivity." The embassy statement said that through the Food for Progress
Program, the Foreign Agricultural Services Office at the U.S.
This past summer, I saw firsthand how the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) project, an activity supported by USDA's Food for Progress
program, has boosted milk production through better feeding practices and farm management in Africa.
USDA also runs smaller food assistance programs, including the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program and Food for Progress
(USDA and USAID, 2013).
480); the Section 416(b) program; the Food for Progress
Act of 1985; the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program; and the Local and Regional Procurement Pilot Program.
Close to one million farmers in the five provinces of the Caraga Region are expected to benefit from the United States' Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service's (USDA/FAS) Food for Progress
, the US Embassy in Manila said.
Food for Progress
continues to be funded by USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation through FY13.
The initiative will receive US$170 million from the US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) through the Food for Progress