Contributed by Austin R. Cooper, Jr., Director of Government Affairs, IGD. As of this writing, key lawmakers in the House and Senate had reached a tentative deal that would avert another government shutdown on February 15, while denying the President much of the money he has sought to build… Read More
IGD President Leila Ndiaye wrote an essay that was published in The Wilson Center‘s “Africa: Year in Review” 2018 edition. Click the link below to read her essay, “A Crucial Step Toward Prosperity: The AfCFTA,” along with other timely and relevant pieces written by distinguished Africa experts. READ HERE!
In the final installment of our “Making Farming Cool!” podcast, host Georges Collinet goes to Strathmore Business University in Nairobi to meet some of the students enrolled in a new junior management agribusiness training program created by AGCO Corporation and its partners. The project aims to lead young Africans into… Read More
Contributed by Austin R. Cooper, Jr., Director of Government Affairs, IGD. Much has changed in Washington since publication of the last IGD Word from Washington. On November 3, 2018, Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over in the Senate, Republicans maintained a majority. Although committee assignments… Read More
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Corteva Agriscience (the agriculture division of Dow DuPont) signed a memorandum of understanding to expand on a “collaboration [that] will help ensure that developing countries will have better access to America’s greatest agricultural innovations and technologies. Innovations like advanced seeds… Read More
Press Release: U.S., African and global business and government leaders gathered to discuss opportunities for establishing efficient special crops processing zones and agro-industrial parks at the Leadership for Agriculture (L4Ag) Forum. Washington, D.C. – November 16, 2018 – African, US and global business and government leaders convened on November 6th… Read More