In a visit that highlighted the important work of the U.S.-supported
Deputy Treasury Secretary
Raskin's visit was described in a
Touring the center, Raskin saw how it helps the government contribute to job-skills training by teaching farmers how to handle milk, use sanitary equipment and identify markets. Before, individual farmers would sell milk to middlemen or local stores. Now they sell to the collection centers' milk cooperatives, which provide better prices and market access. The collection centers also require that farmers be paid regularly through a bank or savings and credit cooperative, which provides a steady source of income to feed families, pay children's school fees and subscribe to the country's health insurance plan.
Raskin's visit to the center underscored how multilateral development banks are helping countries worldwide meet a range of development goals, from improving agricultural productivity and food security to advancing gender inclusion and leveraging technology for development.
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