U.S. sees food security as next big Africa push

The Obama administration will put food security at the heart of its Africa policy, as it seeks to enhance ongoing U.S. efforts on trade, investment and HIV/AIDS on the continent. According to a top U.S. diplomat, the administration want to see the food security initiative take on greater momentum as more African countries are drawn into this program. U.S. was a major backer of a plan unveiled by the Group of Eight (G8) developed countries last year to spend $20 billion over three years to help small-scale farmers in Africa and parts of Asia. Read this story here.

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