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Senate Approves Modest Changes To U.S. Food Aid Program In Farm Bill

“The Senate on Monday voted to make modest changes to the way international food aid is delivered, a much scaled-back version of an overhaul proposed by President Barack Obama earlier this year,” the Associated Press reports. “Senators adopted an amendment by voice vote to a wide-ranging farm bill Monday that…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Blog Series Examines Global Health’s Future

In her continuing series of blog posts, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett posted five more entries on issues related to the future of global health. She addresses topics including global health financing, food security and climate change (5/28). In Humanosphere, Garrett writes a guest post summarizing her…

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