PepsiCo to Foster Chick Peas in Ethiopia

Published on 20 September 2011

PepsiCo will announce a new venture on Wednesday aimed at increasing its access to chick peas, which play an increasing role in its food products, and expanding production of the crop in Ethiopia. The company’s partners, the World Food Program and the United States Agency for International Development, or Usaid, say the project has the potential to reduce famine in Africa over the long term. “If it works as we believe it will, it will go a long, long way towards improving nutrition and hunger there,” said Nancy E. Roman, director of public policy and private partnerships at the World Food Program.

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