Weekly Briefing (4/25/2011–4/29/2011)
April 25 NextGov reported that NASA and USAID have signed a pact to share more satellite data and mapping tools with international partners for disaster response. The five-year memorandum of understanding covers several initiatives funded through both agencies that focus on global health, hunger, disaster relief and environmental dangers.
April 27 AFP, CNN, and Voice of America reported that a major food aid report released by USAID aims to improve the quality of food it distributes abroad. The report Delivering Improved Nutrition (pdf, 2mb) calls for revisions in dietary elements to fight hunger and to focus on providing proper nutrition to children under two and pregnant women.