Transmittal Memo:  How the United States Benefits from Agricultural Development and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries, 2020

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Des Moines, IA - October 15 2019 -- Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Launches New Report, How the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries 

BIFAD has launched a new report documenting that investments in agriculture and food security abroad are a win-win for the United States and the rest of the world. While the primary objective of U.S. foreign agricultural assistance is to stimulate growth of the world’s poorest regions and increase global stability, U.S. foreign agricultural assistance investments also bring substantial economic, health, and security benefits to the United States. U.S. producers and consumers benefit through increased exports and jobs, technology spillovers, health and nutrition, and global and U.S. security.  The report recommends that foreign agricultural assistance be sustained to strengthen agricultural and food systems in developing countries. 

The study and accompanying briefs are intended to help inform the U.S. government and may also be of interest across partners working to end global hunger and malnutrition and to the U.S. agriculture community broadly. 

The study was prepared by Dr. David Kraybill, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Stephanie Mercier, Principal, Agricultural Perspectives, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Glauber, senior research fellow, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:15am

Last updated: September 30, 2020