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U.S. Contributes $7.9 Million to the UN World Food Program’s Agriculture and Market Access Programs | ReliefWeb

The U.S. Mission in Uganda today announced a contribution of $7.9 million toward agriculture and market access activities of the UN World Food Program (WFP). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, will deliver the funding on behalf of the American people.

KAMPALA – The United States is the largest funder of WFP’s humanitarian and development programs. Feed the Future seeks to coordinate the resources of partners including the international community, the private sector, civil society, and multilateral institutions such as WFP to address immediate and longer-term impacts of hunger in the most effective way possible.

“By supporting WFP’s agriculture and market access programs in Uganda, it will be possible for farmers to realize increased incomes, create jobs by assisting farmers to access markets in a timely manner, and enhance their capacity to negotiate and receive fair prices for their farm products,” said U.S. Ambassador Scott DeLisi.

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