A window on a better world

A window on a better world

Under the Food for Progress Act of 1985, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has donated large quantities of agricultural commodities, such as rice, vegetable oil and wheat, to developing countries. Priority has been given to countries with low incomes, where 20% or more of the population is undernourished. Some countries have used the commodities to stave off famine and feed the poor. Others, such as Cameroon, have been able to sell the commodities and use the proceeds to support rural development programs. This booklet tells the story of Cameroon's Agricultural and Tree Products Program, the fourth to be established in the country under the Food for Progress Act. There is no doubt that it has had a remarkable impact on the lives of many rural families