- Food Crisis in Africa - YouTube
In Africa's Sahel region, humanitarian agencies are struggling to deal with a perpetual food crisis. The U.S. government is considering shifting as much as 45 percent of its $1.4 billion dollars of traditional food aid in this direction. VOA's Nick Loomis has more from Senegal.
- US Agriculture Industry Opposes Changes to Food Aid Program - YouTube
The Food for Peace program costs about $1.5 billion annually and provides U.S.-grown food to countries in need. But President Barack Obama's proposed 2014 budget includes changes to the 59-year-old program -- replacing some commodity shipments with direct cash purchases in foreign countries. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports -- while some aid agencies welcome the proposed changes, farmers and millers in the midwestern United States say the changes will hurt their business and cost U.S. jobs.