U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy: Reducing Global Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty Through Science, Technology & Innovation   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the executive summary: "The U.S. Government launched the Feed the Future initiative in the wake of the 2007/2008 global food price spikes to reduce global hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty. Feed the Future's results and critical contributions to the U.S.' economy, security and leadership have garnered broad bipartisan support, culminating in the enactment of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2016. The GFSA called for a new whole-of-government global food security strategy that the 11 Feed the Future partner agencies and departments worked together to create, along with department and agency-specific implementation plans. The resulting 2017-2021 Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) describes in detail how the U.S. intends to direct Feed the Future resources and programming to advance three strategic objectives: promoting inclusive, sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; building resilience among vulnerable populations and households; and improving nutritional outcomes, especially among women and children. To achieve these objectives, the GFSS highlighted that Feed the Future research investments should 'ensure a pipeline of innovations, tools and approaches designed to improve agriculture, food security, resilience and nutrition priorities in the face of complex, dynamic challenges.' In response, the Global Food Security Research Strategy (Research Strategy) presented here seeks to bring U.S. ingenuity to bear on the greatest challenges in achieving sustainable, global reductions of poverty, hunger and malnutrition."

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Feed the Future Initiative: https://www.feedthefuture.gov/
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