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Photo of the Week: Nutrient-Rich Crops for Kenyan Children

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In Kenya, the U.S. Government, through Feed the Future, is working with whole families to improve food security and childhood nutrition Read more >>

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Proof that the U.S. Government, NGOs and Activists are Working Together on Nutrition

USAID Administrator Raj Shah with ONE’s U.S. Executive Director Tom Hart. Photo credit: ONE.org

How do the US government, NGOs, the agriculture policy community and activists plan to get world leaders to prioritize chronic malnutrition at this year’s G8 Summit? By working together – and here’s a video to prove it. Read more >>

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A Year of Progress under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

One year ago, on the eve of the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ushering in a new phase of global investment in food security and nutrition. A joint initiative launched under the United States’ G8 Presidency, the New Alliance builds on progress and commitments – both to […]

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Advancing Food Security by Opening Markets

Sagnol Salimata feeds her chickens outside her barn in Burkina Faso. Rural chicken farmers like Mrs. Salimata have received technical training and barn-construction support through MCC's Agricultural Development Project. Photo credit: Jake Lyell.

Global markets are an essential element of food security. Read more >>

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#AskAg Twitter Chat: Intersection of HIV and AIDS & Food Security

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Do you wonder how we can improve food security for HIV-affected households? Do you ask yourself how activities in the agriculture sector and for improving economic growth can play a role in helping these vulnerable populations? Well, then please join us on Thursday, May 23 from 12-1:30 pm EDT for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on […]

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Feeding Africa’s Future

A farmer picks coffee beans in Nyeri. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer

Across the continent, African nations are taking concrete steps to make agricultural development a priority, lifting families out of poverty and increasing their participation in the global economy. Read more >>

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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

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Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050. Read more >>

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NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone

Researchers in Uganda plant seeds in the first ever confined field trials of genetically engineered rice in Africa. Photo Credit: Jimmy Lamo, NACRRI

Feed the Future partners from U.S. and international research communities and the private sector have teamed up to apply these tools to common challenges faced by millions of rice farmers throughout Africa. Read more >>

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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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