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October 19, 2017
Remarks

Dear Dr. Adesina, Congratulations on winning the 2017 World Food Prize.  Your devotion to the cause of fighting global hunger is admirable, and deeply needed.  As our global food system is stretched, and the need to feed more people grows, agricultural transformation will require persistence from leaders like you in driving change and capitalizing on public and private sector expertise.

October 19, 2017
Remarks

A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt had this to say about challenges like this: he said, look, far and away the greatest prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  And I submit to all of you here today that sustainable agriculture, Feed the Future, these new partnerships, especially as applied to daunting challenges like the Fall Armyworm, hard work, but God knows it's worth doing.

October 19, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a devastating crop pest that threatens to create a new humanitarian crisis in Africa.  He also announced new partnerships with several private sector companies to promote global food security.

October 17, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Des Moines, Iowa October 18-20, to participate in the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue and related World Food Prize events.

October 17, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke today with the Honorable Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

October 16, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today on World Food Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms its commitment to fighting global hunger and promoting a future of food security for our rapidly growing world.

October 14, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to College Station, Texas, October 15-16.

October 13, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with The Right Honorable Priti Patel, M.P., Secretary of State for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

October 13, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Denmark.

October 11, 2017

Every dollar we spend, every program we manage, every tool we deploy needs to move us just a little bit closer to that day when African leaders, public sector, private sector, civil society, private business in particular, can take over in a self-reliant way leadership of the challenges that their nations face. And so, that really is what all of our work should be about.

October 11, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Administrator Green praised the over two decades of collaboration between USAID and the EBRD. The Administrator also recognized the one-year anniversary of the USAID-EBRD Framework of Cooperation, through which the two institutions are working to strengthen cooperation and mutually support common values and priorities.

October 11, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today, USAID celebrates the International Day of the Girl, and reaffirms the commitment of the United States to breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and leading.

October 11, 2017

At USAID, we are determined to break down the barriers that keep girls from learning and from leading. Today, I would like to talk about two of these specific barriers: first, the challenges that girls encounter in crisis situations, such as conflict and natural disasters; and second, child, early, and forced marriages.

October 11, 2017
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today with His Excellency Zied Ladhari, M.P., Minister of Development, Investment, and International Cooperation for the Republic of Tunisia.

October 10, 2017
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica.  Administrator Green reiterated the U.S. Government's concern and support for the people of Dominica, and extended his thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Maria. 

October 6, 2017

Today, USAID announced the new Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) at the Our Ocean Conference in St. Julian's, Malta. SALT brings together the seafood industry, governments, and non-governmental organizations to collaborate on innovative solutions for legal and sustainable seafood, with the goal of increased transparency in seafood supply chains and strengthened management of fisheries.

October 6, 2017

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Margot Ellis will travel to Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Austria, and Belgium October 9-28.

October 4, 2017

It's great to be with all of you. Honored to be with these two champions. USAID is proudly the largest contributor to the World Food Program, and we were placed on the Board of Directors of the World Food Program. We try to bring our experience and expertise -- what we see on the ground. But we marry that with dynamic leadership, reform-oriented leadership, outcome-based leadership, and all the wonderful relationships that the World Food Program has, and so we're thrilled to be part of this great effort.

October 4, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, today we face the largest displacement of people since World War II. There are 66 million displaced people in the world, asylum seekers, internally displaced, and refugees. That's like the entire country of the UK suddenly going homeless. Over 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen face life-threatening hunger. Now America, I'm proud to say, is at the forefront of fighting these humanitarian challenges. Two weeks ago at the United Nations General Assembly, we announced over one billion dollars in additional humanitarian assistance to help millions of people impacted by conflict and instability.

October 4, 2017

Today, October 4, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver remarks at 1:40 p.m. at the 13th Annual Grand Challenges Meeting co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), and Wellcome Trust at the Washington Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.

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