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United States and Brazil Partner to Improve Food Security in the Americas

The Governments of the United States and Brazil today formalized a partnership to improve food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Memorandum of Understanding begins with a trilateral agreement with the Government of Haiti to improve agriculture practices and technologies.

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International Community Announces New Partnership to Strengthen Resilience against Disasters in the Horn of Africa

The partnership-the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth-will strengthen coordination between development partners, increase economic growth, build new partnerships with the private sector, and reduce food insecurity. This partnership capitalizes on the great progress that has been made by African governments and international organizations in implementing agricultural strategies and investments.

The World Food Programme And Feeding America Partner With The Hunger Games

One month before the release of the much-anticipated film The Hunger Games, the cast and producers are teaming up with the United Nations World Food Programme and Feeding America to raise awareness about hunger in the United States and around the world, with the launch of a video public service announcement and a new website.

USAID Launches New Gender Policy

This Policy comes at a critical time as global efforts to reduce gender gaps have met only partial success. Across every development priority worldwide—from education to economic inclusion—gender inequality remains a significant challenge. For example, if women had the same access to productive resources as me, theycould increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 percent…which could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by up to 150 million people1.

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Groundbreaking Index Launched to Empower Women and Fight Hunger

A significant new breakthrough in the measurement of women's empowerment in developing countries is launched today. The "Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index" is the first measure to directly capture women's empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector.

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OPIC Board Approves Nearly $500 Million for Five Renewable Resources Investment Funds

The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) approved nearly $500 million in financing for five new investment funds that could ultimately invest more than $1.5 billion in the renewable resources sectors of South and Southeast Asia and Africa, helping the fast-growing economies of the former to manage their environmental challenges, and the latter to enhance its farming sector.

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