The United States Africa Development Foundation is spending three and a half million dollars to boost food production in Zambia.

As Zambians in the Eastern Region worry about the crop forecast for this years’ farming season, the United States have put in some 3.5 million dollars initiative to help boost food security in the country.
United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) Chairman, Jack Leslie says that the foundation has this year allocated half a million dollars for food production projects.
Mr. Leslie says that Chipata District Women Development Association, Petauke District Women Development Association and Katete District Women Development Association are among those benefiting from this funding.
He was speaking yesterday in Chipata during a Press Briefing.
Mr. Leslie further explained that USADF targets the most marginalised communities in bringing about sustainable development as their philosophy is to empower Africans to help themselves.
He said that his entourage, which included USADF Regional Programme Coordinator, Tom Coogan and Mission Director, Susan Brems were impressed with the two projects visited that are among the 20 projects that the USADF is funding.
Mr. Leslie said that he had taken note of some of the challenges that the funded projects are currently facing in the area of storage and transport.
The two projects visited are involved in the production of groundnuts and cooking oil.

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