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Agricultural Projects*
Grantee Project Purpose Location(s) Beneficiaries Funding Timeline
African Agricultural Technology Foundation Water-Efficient Maize for Africa This project is designed to develop droughttolerant maize varieties for smallholderfarmers in Africa. Through marker-assisted breeding and biotechnology, the goalis to provide droughttolerant maize varieties royalty-free. Kenya
South Africa
21,000,000 $5,000,000 June/2008
5 Years
Wildlife Conservation Society Community Markets for Conservation COMACO This project improves the income and food security of the rural poor in the LuangwaValley in Zambia through the promotion of improved farming techniques, markets wherefarmers can sell their crops and trade incentives. Zambia 180,000 $1,500,000 July/2008
4 Years
Catholic Relief Services CAFÉ Livelihoods Coffee Assistance For Enhanced Livelihoods This project is an integrated and market-based approach that involves the entirecoffee chain. Technical assistance will be provided for coffee production, post-harvestingprocessing and market development while strengthening the management capacity andcompetitiveness of participating farmers’ organizations. El Salvador
35,500 $8,267,600 Oct/2008
3 Years
United Nations World Food Programme Purchase for Progress This initiative leverages food-assistance programs in support of smallholder farmerswith innovations in food procurement and market development. El Salvador
21,000 $3,000,000 Dec/2008
2 Years
TOTAL – AGRICULTURE 53,362,845 $47,367,701

*As of January 1, 2009.