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20.10.2017

USAID Administrator Mark Green gave a keynote speech at the World Food Prize. He talked primarily about the importance of technology and private enterprise in development.

In that connection, Green also introduced a number of new USAID partnerships. Referring to us, he said: " I'm announcing two new exciting ventures in which USAID and private enterprise are collaborating to lift lives, lower poverty, and catalyze commerce. 

The first involves the Syngenta Foundation. It takes on a key challenge in food security, getting state of the art seed varieties to smallholder African farmers. Our collaboration will help local African agribusinesses gain access to high quality seeds so they can be sold at affordable prices. It will bridge the gap between the labs that develop cutting edge seed varieties and remote farmers and communities so desperate for a high-yielding harvest."

Here is the full USAID media release about Mark Green's speech, plus the shorter formal media announcement.  And here is more about our Seeds2B program, to which this partnership relates.