Almost 1 billion people across the globe go to bed hungry every night. To meet the needs of a world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent.
Feed the Future, the US Government’s global hunger and food security initiative addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty, is now in its third year of implementation. With a focus on smallholder farmers, particularly women, Feed the Future supports countries in developing their agriculture sectors as a catalyst to generate broad-based economic growth and to reduce hunger. In alignment with the Global Health Initiative, Feed the Future also integrates nutrition interventions to support improved health.
On Jan. 9, 2013, NCBA Vice President of International Development Amy Coughenour with provide an update of field operations in CLUSA International's implementation of Feed the Future.
She will be joined by TechnoServe President and CEO Bruce McNamer and Lona Stoll, senior program manager with the US Department of Agriculture.
McNamer and Amy Coughenour will discuss the early results of some of the first projects funded by Feed the Future. Lona Stoll of USDA will discuss the main opportunities and challenges the US Government has encountered during implementation so far.