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U.S. Government Expands Vision for Global Food Security

U.S. Efforts to Address Global Food Insecurity – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a new report that expands the Government’s vision for “… ending global hunger, poverty, and undernutrition over the next 15 years …” – The report, ‘A Food-Secure 2030’, “… embodies the U.S. Government’s approach to food security through Feed the Future and calls for developing country governments to lead by mobilizing the resources, partnerships, and policies that are required for success; donors to renew and expand their resources; private sector to deepen their engagement and investment; and civil society to utilize their collective voice and support to help translate commitments into action …” – USAID has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to “… work together in a range of areas relevant to achieving food security in Africa, such as local and regional policy, agricultural market development, and improved seed systems …”

Web site: The September 7, 2016 USAID Press Release is posted at

http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/sep-7-2016-us-government-expands-vision-global-food-security

The September 2016 USAID Feed the Future Report, titled “A Food-Secure 2030: A Global Vision and Call to Action”, is posted at
http://feedthefuture.gov/sites/default/files/resource/files/A_Food-Secure_2030_0.pdf

Additional information about Feed the Future is available at
http://www.feedthefuture.gov/

Information about the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is available at
http://agra.org/

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