In an effort to address worldwide hunger and malnutrition, the U.S. will harness its food and agriculture research, to create the Global Food Security Research Strategy.


“I’m pleased to announce the global food research strategy, jointly led by USAID and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The strategy provides a roadmap for investments and research, one developed in partnership with development organization, universities, federal research agencies and researchers in the communities themselves around the globe.”


USAID Administrator Samantha Power says the strategy focuses on three areas.


“Genetic improvements of crops and livestock, climate smart agriculture, and improved nutrition.” 


Power added the new research strategy emphasizes priority objectives and the use of data to help strengthen the impact of U.S. food security assistance and, with America's leadership, generate sustainable solutions for addressing the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, which are both inextricably linked to entrenched, extreme poverty.


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