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USAID, InterAction Sign Agreement On Food Security And Nutrition Efforts

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: USAID and InterAction Sign Landmark Development Partnership – And Now the Work Starts Samuel A. Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, discusses an agreement signed by USAID and InterAction to “maximize the impact of USAID and U.S. NGOs’ global food…

Feed The Future Initiative Delivering Results, USAID Progress Report Shows

Media outlets highlight a new report from Feed the Future showing the U.S. global food security initiative is making progress against hunger. Devex: Focusing on success, Feed the Future eyes lasting political support “Champions of Feed the Future highlighted the initiative’s successes on Monday at the start of a three-day…

Crisis In South Sudan Needs Immediate Attention, U.N. Official Says

The Guardian: South Sudan crisis among gravest in history, says U.N. “The crisis engulfing South Sudan is greater than those endured by Darfur or the Central African Republic, according to a senior U.N. diplomat who says the world urgently needs to donate at least another $500m (£298m) if the country’s…

Zimbabwe Threatens To Deny Food Aid To 20,000 Displaced, Says HRW

News outlets report on Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) assertion that 20,000 displaced people in Zimbabwe risk being denied food aid by the country’s government. StarAfrica: Zimbabwe threatens to withdraw food aid to flood victims — HRW “Human Rights Watch has accused the Zimbabwean government of threatening to deny food aid…

U.N. Global Compact Publishes Food, Agriculture Business Principles

Eco-Business.com: U.N. Global Compact launches six principles for sustainable food industry “The U.N. Global Compact on Tuesday unveiled a set of six Food and Agriculture Business (FAB) principles that will help food and agriculture businesses to operate in a more sustainable manner, embark on cross-sector collaborations, and develop more consistent…

Cooperative Investment In Agriculture, Nutrition Will Improve Food Security

Devex: How to deliver on ‘Africa’s promise’ Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…Smart investments to leverage the agricultural system for nutrition make good business sense. A joined-up approach to business investment in agriculture and nutrition will simultaneously improve diets and food security, and…

WFP Expects To Feed 6.5M Ethiopians In 2014

Reuters: U.N. expecting to feed 6.5 million Ethiopians this year “The World Food Programme will help to feed nearly 6.5 million Ethiopians this year, the U.N. agency said on Tuesday, with the country hit by locusts, neighboring war, and sparse rainfall…” (Miles, 5/13).

South Sudan On Course Toward ‘Hunger Catastrophe,’ Aid Agencies Warn

The Guardian: South Sudan food security crisis could spiral into famine, agencies warn “The conflict in South Sudan has set the country on course towards a ‘hunger catastrophe,’ with almost four million people already in dire need of food and humanitarian assistance, and aid agencies warning of a possible famine…

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