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IRIN Examines Efforts To Reform U.S. Food For Peace Program

IRIN: U.S. Food Aid: Charity Begins At Home “More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. … The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which manages American aid programs, supports…

Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…

Eradicating Hunger, Extreme Poverty Requires Collective Action

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the U.N. Development Programme “…To eradicate hunger and extreme poverty will require an additional 267 billion dollars annually over the next 15 years. … Going…

Feed The Future’s 2015 Progress Report Data Should Be Interpreted ‘Cautiously’

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: 2015 Feed the Future Progress Report Leaves Food for Thought Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst, and Janeen Madan, research assistant at CGD, discuss Feed the Future’s 2015 progress report and write, “While there are areas of real progress, the results [of the…

Feed The Future Impact Data Suggest Downward Trend In Poverty, Malnutrition

Feed the Future: Behind the Impact Data in Feed the Future’s New Report: 6 Questions Tjada McKenna, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, discusses the release of new data on Feed the Future’s impact and writes, “This…

Global Agriculture Must Support Small-Scale Farmers To Become More Climate Resilient

The Guardian: Just growing more food won’t help to feed the world Richard Ewbank, climate adviser for Christian Aid “…A Christian Aid briefing paper argues that if we are to reverse [the catastrophic environmental degradation of the last 50 years while also making production more efficient] in the face of…