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The meeting highlighted the efforts of the Guatemalan Government to achieve sustainable results. Assistant to the Administrator Weisenfeld referred to Feed the Future’s efforts to support countries advance their food security priorities well as the importance of partner country ownership for the sustainability of such efforts and welcomed Guatemala’s prioritization of nutrition as part of its strategy to address hunger.
"This new research will help us solve critical production and disease constraints in common bean, the most important grain legume in human diets," said Julie Howard, Chief Scientist with USAID's Bureau for Food Security.
As part of President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative in Ethiopia, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched a new five-year project called “Livestock Market Development” in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Plan.
The USAID Productive Agriculture Project and the Khatlon Region Administration hosted an event in Qurghonteppa to celebrate the purchase of over 50 tractors by farms in the 12 western districts of the Khatlon Region, the target area for the U.S. Government's Feed the Future initiative.
Food security is one of the four priority sectors of U.S. Government (USG) development investment in Haiti. The USG’s global Feed the Future initiative is supporting the Government of Haiti’s priorities, working to ensure sustainable growth in the agricultural sector in fertile plains.
On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary Clinton announced that members from InterAction have committed to spend over a billion dollars over the next three years to support food security and nutrition worldwide.
The importance of safeguarding food security as a requisite to continued economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa was also discussed. They welcomed U.S.-South African cooperation to improve food security through the Feed the Future Strategic Partnership.
Honoring the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug, this is a major new effort to increase the number of agricultural scientists and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries.