Testimony before the United States House Committee on Agriculture, June 2017

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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.

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Authors

Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne
jayne@msu.edu

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