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 forum examining the U.S.-led effort to tackle food security, during which participants raised the issue of obtaining continued support in light of a challenging domestic political situation…” (Saldinger, 5/20).

Devex: Dupont, Cargill ‘most supportive’ Feed the Future partners
“…Bangladesh, Senegal and Honduras have shown the strongest results, according to a USAID spokesperson, and the 2013 progress report leans heavily on examples of success from those three countries. The spokesperson added that among participating U.S. companies DuPont and Cargill have been the ‘most supportive’ of the initiative, while Texas A&M, Kansas State, UC Davis, Tufts and Penn State have taken the lead among supporting universities…” (Igoe, 5/19).

New York Times: U.S. Initiative on Hunger Aids Millions, Report Finds
“An Obama administration program set up to reduce chronic hunger and poverty has contributed to rising incomes for farmers around the world and has helped save millions of people from starvation, according to a report released Monday by the United States Agency for International Development…” (Nixon, 5/19).

USAID: Feed the Future Initiative Reduces Hunger and Poverty for Millions, Boosts Incomes and Nutrition around the World
“U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced today that President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative has reached nearly seven million smallholder farmers and helped to save 12.5 million children from the threat of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in just the last year alone…” (5/19).

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