Over the last month, we have watched communities along the New York and New Jersey coastline begin to rebuild from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. It is a reminder that we are all vulnerable to natural disasters that can happen at any time. How communities survive and recover from these shocks depends very much on their resilience Read more >>
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Traditionally centered around a big meal to celebrate good harvests and time with family, Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and our wishes for the future. At the top of our list is the hope for a future in which no one goes to bed hungry. Read more >>
Technicians, designers, storytellers and development experts poured into USAID’s Innovation lab with one shared purpose: food. They joined an online gathering of advocates across five countries for the chance to help tackle critical food security challenges in developing countries by participating in USAID’s Hack for Hunger.
While we share the same goal—healthy, well-nourished families and communities—too often, agencies, ministries, donors and businesses operate in silos, hindering action and missing key opportunities for collaboration that could improve the health and lives of millions.
Today we celebrate the visionary leadership of President Abraham Lincoln in signing the Morrill Act 150 years ago. Even as our nation prepared to enter one of the most brutal and challenging periods of its existence, President Lincoln demonstrated a powerful understanding that America’s success would depend on investment in the agricultural development of its [...]
Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize laureate and director of the Purdue University Center for Global Food Security All of us share a stake in the search for practical and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty and the misery and inhumanity of world hunger. Global food security is a crippling, global problem. Nearly 1 billion of [...]
This week USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg took a moment to speak with ONE about the upcoming G8 summit, hunger, and food security. Their conversation was just posted on the ONE Blog. ONE: Hunger is a global issue — how is a focus on growth in the agricultural sector so central to poverty reduction, and [...]
By Kimberly Flowers, Feed the Future Sometimes bringing together nearly a thousand development leaders and experts from around the world around an issue can spark a global movement. Last week I participated in a conference hosted by the International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) in New Delhi, India that was designed to leverage agriculture [...]
Submitted by Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World USAID’s new Bureau of Food Security is an important step forward in our country’s efforts to combat global hunger and food insecurity, and I am delighted that Administrator Shah chose to announce the establishment of the Bureau on Monday at the launch of Bread for [...]