UGA Lab Working with Clinton Foundation on Peanut Research in Haiti
A university of Georgia lab is participating with former President Bill Clinton and his Foundation’s launch of a peanut depot in Haiti...Peanut research and supply channels in Haiti were boosted recently through an initiative developed by Clinton and philanthropist Frank Giustra.
They spent June 29 touring peanut research projects in Haiti with representatives from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Science
Peanuts are an important source of food in countries like Haiti, where demand for the legume continues to grow. UGA is leading peanut research and training efforts in the country through its Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut and Mycotoxin.
The lab’s work is contributing directly to the new Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., an initiative of the Clinton Foundation. The supply chain enterprise is designed to improve the livelihoods of more than 12,000 smallholder peanut farmers.
With a focus on smallholder farmers, particularly women, Feed the Future supports partner countries in developing their agriculture sectors to spur economic growth and trade that increase incomes and reduce hunger, poverty and undernutrition.