Testimony before the United States House Committee on Agriculture, June 2017DOWNLOAD FILE
June 7, 2017 - Author: Thomas Jayne
Testimony before the United States House Committee on Agriculture
“American Investment in Global Food Security”
Washington DC, June 7, 2017
INTRODUCTION - Excerpt
In this written testimony, I will first provide evidence that agricultural growth in Africa accelerates broad economic growth and represents a win-win for both Africans and Americans, especially US farmers and agribusiness. Second, I argue that in order to capitalize on these win-wins for the US and for Africa, US development assistance needs to emphasize the sustainable development of African agricultural institutions – the same types of organizations that US farmers benefited from so greatly in our own country. Third, I provide some specific recommendations to enable US development assistance to effectively achieve these win-win outcomes.