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British PM Cameron Lists Major Issues To Be Addressed At G8 Summit

Noting “Britain is hosting this year’s G8 summit, which gets underway next week (June 17-18) in Northern Ireland,” VOA News reports, “Prime Minister David Cameron has listed the major issues he wants leaders to tackle when they gather at the Lough Erne resort.” The news service notes G8 Research Center…

Opinion Pieces Address Malnutrition Ahead Of G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the issue of malnutrition ahead of the G8 summit taking place in London next week. David Nabarro, Inter Press Service: “In recent years many leaders have made commitments to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition. The intensity of focus and action has…

Feed The Future Working Group Launched To Engage Civil Society

“Feed the Future — [USAID’s] global food security initiative — has formed a working group tasked with finding ways to engage more effectively with civil society both at home and abroad,” Devex reports. “While little is yet known about the specific goals, focal areas, or even how the panel is…

Linking Food Security, Global Health Programming

“[H]unger and food security programs are essential to address the root causes of malnutrition and poverty, … [and] those of us working in global health must programmatically link up with food programs to achieve our vision of a healthier world,” Karen Blyth, director for East Africa programs at IntraHealth, writes…

Opinion Piece, Blog Posts Address Proposed U.S. Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an opinion piece and blog posts addressing reform to the U.S. food aid program proposed in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. Rachel Bergenfield, Christian Science Monitor: “[C]urrent food aid policy actually harms the people whom the U.S. is trying to help. President Obama’s…

Nutrition For Growth Event Can Impact Long-Term Development

“One hundred and sixty-five million children fac[e] a life of lost potential and pain” because of malnutrition and subsequent stunting, David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K., writes in the Huffington Post U.K.’s “Impact” blog. “However, we know that with the will of governments and expertise of organizations like ourselves,…

New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition Recognizes One-Year Anniversary

Noting the one-year anniversary of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, Tjada McKenna, deputy coordinator for development at Feed the Future, and Jonathan Shrier, acting special representative for global food security and deputy coordinator for diplomacy at Feed the Future, write in the Feed the Future blog, “In…

USAID Administrator Shah To Answer Nutrition-Related Questions In ONE Google+ Hangout

“To kick off USAID’s Nutrition Week, … ONE, 1,000 Days and GAIN’s Future Fortified campaign on Monday, June 3 at 12:15 p.m. EST [will host a] Google+ page for an up-close-and-personal conversation with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah,” ONE reports on its webpage. “Shah will be joined by Tjada McKenna, deputy…

USAID’s Shah, Others Discuss Food Security In Google+ Hangout

Writing in the ONE blog, Malaka Gharib, ONE’s social editor, describes a June 3 Google+ Hangout that included USAID Administrator Raj Shah, “ONE’s U.S. Executive Director Tom Hart and a group of ONE members and agriculture policy experts from Feed the Future, GAIN, Thousand Days and Future Fortified.” She writes,…

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