Next USAID Administrator Should Keep Smallholder Farmers As Priority For Global Development

Devex: Will the next USAID chief care about reaching the world’s poorest?
David Hong, global policy engagement at One Acre Fund

“…Around the world, there are still more than 800 million people who suffer from hunger and 165 million children who have become stunted from undernutrition. We agree with President Obama that the United States has a ‘moral obligation to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition.’ In order to accomplish that, innovative approaches to scaling solutions in agriculture must be central to USAID’s programs and policies. [Former USAID Administrator Rajiv] Shah proved that setting strong organizational priorities within USAID starts at the top. We hope Shah’s successor is as committed to Feed the Future and global food security as he was” (2/23).