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Scaling Up Efforts to End Hunger and Poverty

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 09, 2014 02:38 PM
Contributors: Howard, Julie
Last month we gathered with USAID Missions and other partners for the first-ever Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) on scaling up the use and adoption of agricultural technologies.

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The event was well timed, as we mark a decade of global progress on food security. This year, the African Union will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program and has declared 2014 the year of agriculture and food security.

Over the past decade, the world has followed the lead of African countries after they committed to advancing food security through the Maputo Declaration in 2003. The United States helped lead donor countries in reinvesting and increasing commitments in agricultural development to support these countries and others to grow their economies, provide jobs, and lift people out of poverty—through both the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

At last month’s GLEE in Ethiopia, we reviewed lessons learned after a decade of renewed effort by USAID and partners on food security.

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