AFRE Gets $1.8M USAID Grant to Boost African Great Lakes Coffee Industry

The U.S. Agency for International Development has announced that AFRE’s Food Security Group will receive an additional $1.8 million associate award as part of ongoing work through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

October 13, 2015

Farm-level Coffee Processing in Rural Rwanda

The U.S. Agency for International Development has announced that AFRE’s Food Security Group will receive an additional $1.8 million associate award as part of ongoing work in the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.  The purpose of this grant is to undertake an African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program (AGLC) in Rwanda and surrounding areas.  Under this activity, CANR faculty, in AFRE (David Ortega) and in CSUS, (Dan Clay and Maria Lopez) will partner with others such as The Coffee Exporters & Processors Association of Rwanda, Starbucks, and the National Agricultural Export Development Board in Rwanda. View an MSU news release on this undertaking.

Partnering in research, capacity building, and policy dialogue strengthening is a continuation of a long history of cooperation in Rwanda through other/prior MSU/CANR projects (Rwanda Women’s Leadership Project,  The Pearl Project,  Food Security Group  FS III, FS II, and FSA projects).

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