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Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain the most food-insecure region over the next decade.
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By Charles W. Corey
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2005 -- Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced that USDA is releasing up to 500,000 metric tons of wheat from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust as part of President Bush's Hunger Initiative to address the emergency food situation in Africa.
"I am pleased that USDA can be part of the compassionate and generous response of Americans in this time of need," said Johanns. "We have a long tradition of supporting the developing world.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2004 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate 22,700 metric tons of wheat to the government of Eritrea.
The government of Eritrea will sell the wheat and use the proceeds to finance rural development programs to increase agricultural production, promote sustainable economic growth and improve incomes.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2004 - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today announced plans for $50 million in foreign assistance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's fiscal year 2004 McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. This assistance includes donations for 13 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe and will feed nearly 2 million children.
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2003 -- The Bush Administration today authorized additional food aid to meet the growing food needs of people in Africa.
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Andrew S. Natsios announced immediate release of 200,000 metric tons of wheat from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust for emergency food assistance in Africa, particularly Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Press Release Number: 0125-02
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2002 -The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced revised fiscal year 2002 allocations of $151.4 million for programs funded under Public Law 480, Title I, and Title I-funded Food for Progress programs.
Ten countries are eligible to receive commodities valued at $114.3 million through the Title I concessional sales program. This amount includes programs totaling $14.3 million with private-sector entities in Guatemala and Sri Lanka.
This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.
Release No. 0238.00 - FAS PR 0285-00
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2000 -- Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will donate an additional 350,000 metric tons of U.S. wheat, corn, rice, and other commodities to meet urgent needs in Africa and elsewhere.
"We are targeting these donations to drought-ravaged or war-afflicted countries, especially in the Horn of Africa where the drought continues to widen," Glickman said during remarks to the United Nations' Economic and Social Council.
Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.