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Aug062012

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Dances with Malawian Farmers

State Dept Photo(LILONGWE, Malawi) -- Hillary Clinton Sunday was in Malawi, officially the 106th country she has visited as secretary of state.

Clinton joined local farmers in a dance and spoke to a farmer, Margaret, who told her that since the U.S. Agency for International Development gave her a cow seven years ago, and with the money she has made from the milk and the manure the cow has provided, she has been able to buy an ox, goats, clothes, sugar and build a house for her family.

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The event was at The Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, which is part of the Feed the Future program, one of President Obama’s signature development initiatives. The primary focus is to reduce poverty and improve nutrition for 270,000 households in south-central Malawi.

Clinton told the crowd that thanks to their hard work, milk production in the southeast African country has increased substantially. She also announced that the United States intends to invest more than $46 million in Malawian agriculture in the next three years.

Clinton, with USAID, also presented a pure-bred dairy bull, named Emanuel, to the group.

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