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Feed the Future - USG's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative

In 2010, the US government officially launched the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative as its new way of operating to combat hunger and food insecurity around the world. Feed the Future efforts are focused on 19 countries around the world, 12 of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. For full details click here. For more information on Feed the Future, click here.

Under FtF, the US Government runs regular in-person seminars that are also hosted as webinars via AgriLINKS, many of which focus on topics in agricultural development relevant to sub-Saharan Africa. Visit the AgriLINKS website for more information on upcoming events.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Gates Foundation is increasingly focused on agricultural development around the world and periodically releases calls for proposals. Its agricultural development strategy can be found here.

IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development website houses a 13-part video series - "Africa: The Business of Food" -  highlighting success stories in African agriculture. To access the videos, click here.

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

To view PCHPA's homepage, click here.

April 7, 2010 - PCHPA released its policy brief, "Priorities for Action on Food Security in Africa", which outlined six priorities for US government action:

  1. Sustain and build on the momentum created to date by establishing clear operational leadership for the Global Hunger and Food Security/Feed the Future Initiative (GHFSI)
  2. Pursue organizational innovations that will better integrate USG actions for greater effectiveness and flexibility, and help strengthen regional economic integration
  3. Put monitoring, analysis, evaluation and learning (M&E +) at the core of the Global Hunger and Food Security/Feed the Future Initiative
  4. Make increased private investment a key measure of success - at country and regional levels, and by foreign, regional and country-based businesses
  5. Prioritize local capacity-building for both individuals and institutions
  6. "Tell the Story" to deepen understanding and ensure sustained commitment to the challenge of food security in Africa