From Iowa to Angola, a young entrepreneur connects farmers to consumers

Once self-sufficient in producing food crops, Angola now only cultivates about 10% of its available agricultural land. As landmines from the war still cover vast swaths of farmland, Angola is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. One in five children die, half from malnutrition, before age five.

For Angolan Boas Fernando, he found an unlikely solution: American corn.

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Mandela Washington Fellowship,

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