U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah released the first progress report and scorecard for Feed the Future at an address to the World Food Prize on Thursday.
The progress report highlights how Feed the Future is already making a difference in people’s lives in the developing world and the scorecard tracks how well we are changing our development and engagement process to more effectively meet our goals. So far Feed the Future has helped 1.8 million food producers to adopt improved technologies or management practices that can lead to more resilient crops, higher yields, and increased incomes. The initiative has also reached nearly 9 million children through nutrition programs, which can prevent and treat undernutrition and improve child survival.
Shah also announced new initiatives to help farmers and communities in developing countries, including two new lending facilities to help smallholder farmer organizations in Africa, and a partnership for educating the next generation of agricultural leaders and World Food Prize laureates.
Listen to Shah’s comments here: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
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