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Food security is one of the four priority sectors of U.S. Government (USG) development investment in Haiti. The USG’s global Feed the Future initiative is supporting the Government of Haiti’s priorities, working to ensure sustainable growth in the agricultural sector in fertile plains.
On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary Clinton announced that members from InterAction have committed to spend over a billion dollars over the next three years to support food security and nutrition worldwide.
The importance of safeguarding food security as a requisite to continued economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa was also discussed. They welcomed U.S.-South African cooperation to improve food security through the Feed the Future Strategic Partnership.
Honoring the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug, this is a major new effort to increase the number of agricultural scientists and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries.
The $1 million investment is spread across seven dairy sector projects and placed in the hands of the Malawians to improve production, develop domestic and export markets and nutritional food supply in several marginalized communities.
On June 14, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver opening remarks for the 2012 U.S. AGOA Forum. The AGOA Forum will focus on enhancing infrastructure development in Africa. The Secretary will also address how these issues fold into the department's overall economic statecraft agenda as the capstone event of Global Economic Statecraft Day on which more than 100 embassies around the world are working to advance U.S. businesses.
The signing of the Memorandum for Collaboration is a historic moment between the Governments of Japan and the United States, as it marks the first time that the Japanese and American Governments have come together with the private sector to improve nutritional status.
Africa's economic growth, with agriculture as a strong driver, is creating substantial new business opportunities, and the rate of return on foreign investment in Africa is higher than in any other developing region. Responsible private sector investment is a critical component in the development of all economies and thus a vital driver of human development.
The International Food Aid and Development Conference provides a forum to address policy and operational issues related to food aid and development, as well as ways to improve communication and cooperation among government, non-profit charitable and non-governmental organizations, and agricultural and transportation industry representatives.
An official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will speak about global food security April 19 at Carleton Auditorium on the University of Florida campus.
Gregory C. Gottlieb, senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s bureau for food security, will present a speech titled “Global Food Security: Where we are and where we’re going.”