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Enough Isn’t Enough: Why Food Security Matters to Me

Roger Thurow, Global Affairs Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council

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 >>

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USAID Hack for Hunger Winners Showcase Open Data on World Food Day

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.

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Addressing Malnutrition – Turning Commitments into Action

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.

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act

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 […]

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Achieving Global Food Security

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 […]

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Talking G8, Hunger and Food Security with ONE

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 […]

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Meet Amit Mistry, AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at USAID

Amit is an AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at USAID.  He was recently interviewed by his former colleagues at Research!America for their blog New Voice for Research. New Voices (NV): What do you do, and why is it important? Amit: I am a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the United States Agency for […]

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Making Critical Connections: Agriculture, Nutrition, Health

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 […]

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Bread for the World Applauds New Bureau of Food Security

The Bureau of Food Security is an expression of the bold and forward-thinking developments at USAID. Read more >>

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Focus on Nutrition: Creating Inclusive Partnerships and Deepening our Knowledge

We have a remarkable opportunity to make a measurable impact on child hunger and malnutrition.

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