Sunday, April 22, 2012
MASHAV and USAID sign MOU
MASHAV Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation based in Haifa http://mashav.mfa.gov.il/mfm/web/main/missionhome.asp?MissionID=16210& and USAID have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation on food security to Africa
The Heads of MASHAV and of USAID signed in Washington, April 18, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation on food security to Africa, within the framework of USAID’s “Feed the Future” Initiative. The MOU allows for closer cooperation on the issue of food security in four countries: Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Feed the Future strives to increase agricultural production and the incomes of both men and women in rural areas who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
MASHAV’s cooperation includes its proven agricultural expertise in applied agricultural research, irrigation and water technologies, and agricultural production in arid zones. Emphasis will be given to gender issues, training and human capacity building, and adaptation to climate change.