USAID Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Georgia on Friday and spoke at an event announcing expansion of the MANA plant that produces ready-to-use therapeutic food. The plant in Fitzgerald, Ga. employs 60 local people and can produce up to 121,000 pounds of RUTF per day, enough for 1 million children a year, but 45 million children a year worldwide suffer from acute malnutrition. The expansion would increase the plant’s capacity four-fold, making it the largest RUTF plant in the world. Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington and Assistant Director Jamie Rhoads met with attendees who work in peanut research, RUTF manufacturing and international development.

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