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Feed the Future Holds First Public-Private Partnership Technical Forum

Feed the Future hosted its first Public-Private Partnership Technical Forum on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Washington, DC. The Forum was the latest iteration of an ongoing dialogue with critical partners on Feed the Future goals and implementation, such as the Feed the Future Research Forum last June and monthly non-governmental organization stakeholder forums.

Engaging with our private-sector partners is critical to our efforts to advance long-term agricultural and economic growth. By working together, we can help create a better and more prosperous future for all. To this end, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of State convened this Forum to identify specific activities and mechanisms for such partnership. 

In four simultaneous breakout sessions, participants brainstormed and identified opportunities and mutually-beneficial activities for U.S. Government and private sector technical collaboration to support Feed the Future.

Papers framing the following four breakout sessions are available below.

The Forum was invitation-only and took place at the White House Conference Center at 726 Jackson Place NW, in Washington, D.C., on February 22, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. To include as many partner organizations as possible in this critical discussion, we were pleased to offer a virtual session of the Forum. We webcast the opening and closing plenary sessions of the event and held a virtual breakout session. Recordings of the opening and closing plenary sessions are available below.

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s initiative on global hunger and food security. “Win-win” partnerships that advance agricultural development and foster private sector-led growth are a key feature of Feed the Future, highlighting its focus on long-term agriculture and economic sector growth to address food insecurity and sustainably reduce chronic hunger, poverty and undernutrition.  

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