Skip to comments.USAID Contractor Gets $61 Million to Boost Nigerian Agribusiness
Posted on 04/27/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today revealed it recently awarded a $61 million contract to Chemonics International, Inc., to boost the productivity and product quality of the Nigerian agriculture sector.
Chemonics is led by Richard Dreiman, a Harvard University and UC Berkley educated CEO who worked as a privately contracted advisor to USAID/Zaire before coming to the company in 1992. Indeed, the Chemonics executive team is composed of many former USAID officials and independent contractors, including ex-USAID staffers and current Chemonics Senior VPs James Griffin, Stephen Pelliccia, Chris Scott, and Douglas L. Tinsler.
Although Chemonics secured the award April 18, USAID did not upload the contract announcement to the FedBizOpps database until this morning (April 27).
As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor previously reported, Phase II of the Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprise in Targeted Sectors Program, or MARKETS, project seeks to build upon previous successes of the endeavor's initial phase (See "Phase II of Federal Project to Help Poor Farmers Forthcoming," Aug. 3, 2011).
USAID paid nearly $52 million to Chemonics for MARKETS Phase I.
Source document: Solicitation #SOL-620-11-000001.
The project is to transfer money from 120 Nigerian princes’ bank accounts, and we can keep the lion,s share of it if we just first send them $2500 per prince. /sarc
Well, somebody has to have some money so they can give some to the Democrats.
Nigeria don't need chemicals ... it needs farmers and a government to get out of their way ... THAT'S all.
Hell ... almost anywhere on the planet needs only men to work and government to get out of the way.
WE'D show them alien seed planters, by golly.
Like we can afford that.
Why don’t they just use the money that my good friend in Nigeria keeps emailing me about, the money they want to move through my bank account to get it out of their country?
Spreadin the wealth around, Africa style.
No kids working those farms, I’ll bet.
If the muslims would stop killing the Christians, Nigerian agribusiness would probably be a lot more productive...
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