In Ethiopia, U.S. President Obama Says Feed The Future Initiative Helping To Reduce Child Hunger, Stunting

Associated Press: Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems
“President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups, and no new initiatives with billions in government backing. Instead, he brought a frank message on democracy, corruption, and security that could perhaps be delivered only by a Western leader viewed in Africa as a local son…” (Pace, 7/28).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Obama says aid to farmers cuts child stunting across Africa
“U.S. President Barack Obama, wrapping up a visit to the continent of his father’s birth, toured an Ethiopian factory making baby food on Tuesday to show how investment in farming can cut hunger and stunting. Child stunting has fallen by up to one-third over the past few years in African countries targeted by the U.S. government’s global hunger initiative, Feed the Future, a report released on Tuesday said…” (Migiro, 7/28).

VOA News: Obama Sows Seeds of Nutrition in Ethiopia
“…Obama visited a factory on Addis Ababa’s outskirts that, with help from American companies, manufactures fortified foods such as bread and baby cereals. Faffa Foods manager Zeco Ebro said his factory represents a new model for Africa that allows the continent to improve its destiny from within. Because Faffa Foods is a local manufacturer, it creates jobs and adds to the economy while providing a necessary product…” (Powell, 7/28).

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