JUSTICE AS A RIGHT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (JARSA)
The Trade Hub’s agricultural activities are driven by USAID’s Feed the Future Strategy and focus on intra-regional trade in targeted value chains: maize, soybeans and groundnuts. Primary support is directed to the Feed the Future focal countries within the region (Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia) with special emphasis on encouraging investment and technology transfer from South African or-ganizations in line with USAID’s Strategic Partnership with South Africa.
Swaziland launched a new early maturing, drought tolerant and high yielding Maize seed known as MRI 514. This hybrid maize seed introduction is a success story for regional trade and integration, food security and cooperation within SADC.
Basic Function of Position
USAID/Southern Africa’s Regional Financial Management Office (RFMO) provides: a) financial services to USAID missions in Angola, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, as well as the non-presence countries of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland; b) oversight to a total of twelve financial management staff (including three chief accountants) in client Missions; and c) support for USAID regional technical programs. RFMO services include accounting, audit management, budgeting, payment processing, technical guidance, and staffing coverage.
A new hybrid seed well-suited to Swaziland’s farming community has just been introduced into the country. The seed, MRI 514, is an early-maturing, drought-tolerant and has a potential yield of ten metric tons per hectare. Adoption of this variety could significantly increase the average smallholder’s yield, currently less than two metric tons per hectare.
Last updated: October 07, 2015