Young African Leaders Program Visit Highlights Feed the Future Program’s Impact in Africa
Rachel Sibande, deputy chief of party for ACDI/VOCA’s Market Linkages Initiative program in Malawi, recently visited the United States as a participant in the Department of State’s Young African Leaders Program. Under this program, she participated in leadership training and met with public officials on the impact of U.S. funding on Africa.
U.S. Funding in Malawi Yields Success for Farmers
Sibande visited U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and discussed ACDI/VOCA’s work to improve food security and support USAID’s Feed the Future goal of reducing global hunger.
She told an affecting story about a smallholder farmer in Malawi named Sara who benefited from market information to forego the middleman and quadruple her profits so she could better feed her family and educate her children.
ACDI/VOCA has won additional funding from USAID to build on the successes of the Market Linkages Initiative in Malawi. Collaborators include CARANA Corporation and CNFA.