• Fortified Rice is a Game Changer for Food Aid

    Jul 22, 2016
    Throughout the last year, the global food supply chain has faced unprecedented pressure from challenging weather conditions due to El Niño, the continued outpouring of refugees from Syria and the Middle East, and a steep decline in oil and commodity prices. The demand for not just food, but proper nutrition, continues to grow exponentially. The U.S. is responding to that demand with its agricultural bounty combined with new investment in nutritional science to combat global micronutrient deficiencies, a condition called hidden hunger.
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  • USA Rice Promotes Rice in Food Aid to Decision Makers

    Jul 18, 2016
    At the annual USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Attaché Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council meeting last week, USA Rice Director of International Promotion Sarah Moran participated in a panel discussion of food aid as a tool in developing international markets.
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  • 25,000 MT Food Aid Sale to Ivory Coast

    Jul 14, 2016
  • U.S. Rice Looks to Answer Call on USDA Food Assistance Grants

    Jul 06, 2016
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its FY2016 food assistance grants. USDA will provide U.S. commodities and financial and technical support to food-insecure communities in Africa, Asia, and Central America through the Food for Progress Program and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, benefitting more than 6.1 million vulnerable people worldwide. U.S.-grown rice is expected to continue as a major player in both programs.
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