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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It should be noted that AFDF was established as per Royal Decree No.
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.
Next year," said Peter Moore, AFDF flatfish project manager, "the second phase of our program will focus on developing commercial uses for the still-unused species, and on designing new processing equipment to increase recoveries and improve product quality.
AFDF, like other regional fishery development foundations, is funded by federal Saltonstall-Kennedy funds each year.
With a relatively minor expenditure of $4 million to $5 million, AFDF helped launch an industry that will manufacture some 200,000 metric tons of product this year.
AFDF may well be the most cost-effective way to do the practical research needed to ensure that Alaska's fishing and processing capacity is fully utilized.
There is no guarantee, however, that AFDF will be around to provide for that need.