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Feed the Future Advancing Big Ideas in Agricultural Research and Innovation

On the margins of the World Food Prize, Feed the Future hosted a side event in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 18 highlighting key aspects of the Feed the Future Research Strategy and how it has been implemented over its first year. Under the research strategy, the U.S. Government is investing in long-term research to address major global challenges around hunger, poverty and undernutrition.

The event, headlined by renowned author and global food security expert Roger Thurow, featured notable progress andaccomplishments under Feed the Future on climate-resilient cereals, sustainable intensification, nutrition, seed improvement, livestock insurance for pastoralists, and capacity building. Speakers also shared lessons learned and best practices based on their own research experience.

 “To feed a growing population and improve nutrition for 1 billion undernourished people along the way, we’re advancing big ideas and seizing big opportunities to tackle big problems through research and innovation,” said USAID Chief Scientist Julie Howard in her opening remarks. “Feed the Future rigorously evaluates new technologies to ensure they help provide the world’s poor not just with more food, but better, more nutritious food.”

Watch a video on research and innovation under Feed the Future and visit the new research page on FeedtheFuture.gov! 

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