African Development Foundation

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African Development Foundation

An independent agency of the U.S. government that provides grants to enterprises and community groups intended to promote development in Sub-Saharan Africa. That is, it promotes small businesses and non-profit organizations in its program area. It was established in 1980 and is considered one of the best-run U.S. government agencies.
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Since 1978, AFDF has focused on enhancing the fishing industry, producing success stories like Alaska surimi, fish oil research and development, and backing new seafood products like salmon burgers, salmon bacon, and salmon baby food.
AFDF also holds the annual Symphony of Seafood contest that highlights new Alaska seafood products like this year's winners: Ocean Beauty's Black Pepper and Original Flavor Salmon Jerky; Trident Seafoods' Wild Alaskan Beer Battered Cod and Redi Grilled Alaskan Pollock; Orca Bay Seafoods' Cod Fillets with Sundried Tomato Pesto; AquaCuisine's Lit'l Sammies in a Blanket; and of course, Tilgner's Ruby Red Olde World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.
The AFDF hopes that other companies will follow Clouston's lead and establish plants as the cutback in foreign joint ventures has made for excess trawler capacity.
However, AFDF is facing very real questions about its survival.