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Representative Sam Farr Hosts Congressional Event on Food Security in Latin America

On May 31, USAID Assistant to the Administrator Paul Weisenfeld joined Heather Hanson, Vice-President for Public Policy at the World Food Program USA; Stephanie Burgos, Senior Advisor for Agricultural and Trade Policy at Oxfam America; and moderator Charles Hanrahan, Senior Specialist in Agricultural Policy at the Congressional Research Service for a panel on the Hill regarding food security in Latin America.

The event, which was organized by Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), was part of an ongoing monthly Congressional briefing series, Latin America on the Rise, which addresses emerging issues in the hemisphere and highlights the importance of U.S. aid to Latin America.

Weisenfeld spoke on the U.S. Government’s efforts to address food insecurity, focusing on the Feed the Future initiative and USAID’s efforts in Honduras, Haiti, and Guatemala, particularly noting Feed the Future’s emphasis on the rural poor, agricultural development, and market access.

Learn more about Rep. Farr’s congressional briefing series Latin America on the Rise.

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