United States and Brazil Expand Partnership to Promote Food Security in Mozambique

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
USAID Press Office
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced $2 million to expand the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to help Mozambique increase agricultural production, food security, and family nutrition.  The investment will raise agricultural production through new science and technology and provide training for agricultural policy makers, technicians, and farmers.

The announcement was made at the White House during a meeting between President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense and security cooperation; and deepen our people-to-people ties through exchanges in education, energy, health, science and technology, and innovation. 

To date, USAID and ABC have helped Mozambique link school food programs to local agricultural production, provide horticulture agro-processing assistance to farmers, and support agricultural research and technology innovation.  The U.S.-Brazil partnership builds upon global progress against hunger, poverty, and malnutrition that the U.S. Government is contributing to through its cornerstone global food security initiative, Feed the Future, and other efforts, and the Government of Brazil’s expertise in hunger eradication, poverty reduction, and agricultural technologies. 

For more information on U.S.-Brazil trilateral cooperation, visit www.usaid.gov/brazil/our-work/trilateral-cooperation

For more information on the Feed the Future initiative, visit www.feedthefuture.gov