Last December, in response to Global Citizens, the President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) committed $20 million to match the agricultural budgets of Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zambia. If delivered, this pledge could help to ensure that more families are able to grow nutritious crops to feed their children and communities.
“We want productive agriculture in Africa,” he said. “We want people to be able to feed themselves. Yes. Feed their families. Yes. To feed their communities. Yes. But also the countries and the continent of Africa.”
But since this commitment was made, USADF has not detailed how it will disburse this $20 million. This isn’t good enough — and the fight to end hunger will suffer while this promise remains unfulfilled.
It is our responsibility as Global Citizens to create a world where nutrition and good food is a priority for every child, everywhere. Circumstance should not be a barrier to zero hunger.
Take action to ensure the USADF follows through on its Mandela 100 commitment. Send an email calling on the United States government to act now!