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African Farmers Challenge ADM for Bigger Share of U.S. Food Aid

In an emergency session in Rome on July 25, the United Nations called for $1.6 billion in aid to stop a famine in Somalia. In next-door Ethiopia, Abebech Toga, was trying to help the Horn of Africa feed itself.

Toga, a farmer in her 30s, is a designated trainer for a United Nations program called Purchase for Progress. She teaches fellow farmers to time corn and coffee sales to get better market prices, to reduce moisture in harvested crops so higher-quality products result, and other skills.