Germany will provide more than USD6 million for five projects of the Food and Agriculture Organization to improve food security among smallholder farmers in the developing world. The projects include a global initiative to train regional organizations on better food security monitoring and a regional project to incorporate nutrition, livelihood and food security in existing projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The funds will also support an initiative to develop partnership between farmers and small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya and capacity building programs in Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. All these projects will be implemented from 2010 to 2012.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.