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Blogs Discuss U.S. Efforts To Improve Food Security, Nutrition In Africa

The U.S. government recently published several blog posts related to food security and nutrition, highlighting President Obama’s trip to Africa. The following is a summary of those posts.

  • Linda Etim, USAID’s IMPACTblog: Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa, highlights Obama’s trip to Africa and USAID’s work on the continent, writing the agency supports “investments in improved agriculture, health care, and democratic institutions, and [has an] increased focus on women and a new generation of African thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, each of which are delivering transformational results” (6/27).
  • Valerie Jarrett, The White House Blog: Jarrett, senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement, discusses a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition roundtable that took place in Senegal on Friday. “Everyone agreed that Africa has the potential for more sustainable agricultural development, and we look forward to working together to realize that potential,” she writes (6/28).
  • Tjada McKenna and Jonathan Shrier, Feed the Future Blog: McKenna, deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, and Shrier, acting special representative for global food security and deputy coordinator for diplomacy for Feed the Future, highlight “five brief points” of Feed the Future’s recently released second progress report (6/28).
  • Margaret Enis Spears and Beth Dunford, Feed the Future Blog: Spears and Dunford, who work with the USAID Bureau for Food Security, describe Obama’s remarks on food security during a speech at a marketplace in Senegal on Friday. They note Obama highlighted the New Alliance and Feed the Future (6/28).