USAID To Unveil Results For President Obama's Feed The Future Initiative to Reduce Global Hunger and Poverty


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
USAID Press Office
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On MONDAY, MAY 19, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah and guests from across the public and private sectors will gather in Arlington, Va., to announce four years of results from President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative. In 2009, President Obama mobilized the world to renew its commitment to fight poverty and hunger through agricultural development and a focus on improved nutrition—especially for children and women—and created the multi-agency Feed the Future initiative with broad global support from the public and private sectors. Under the leadership of Administrator Shah, Feed the Future is on a path to reduce global hunger and poverty through partnerships with developing countries, civil society, research institutions, and the private sector.

On May 19-21, global leaders from the United States and abroad who are driving Feed the Future’s work will highlight the results achieved thus far and map out how to accelerate progress toward ending extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the decades ahead.

Monday, May 19, 8:30 - 9:35 a.m. EDT


WHAT:  Feed the Future Global Forum

Rajiv Shah: Remarks on how Feed the Future has ushered in a new model for U.S. international development
Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar: Remarks on bipartisan support for food security as an issue of national and global security

Pre-set for cameras: 7:45 a.m. Final access for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m.

Wednesday, May 21, 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

WHAT: Feed the Future Global Forum

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Remarks

Pre-set for cameras: 1:30 p.m. Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m.


Marriott Crystal City Gateway
Arlington Ballroom
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Accredited members of the press interested in attending, please RSVP to or call 202-712-4320.  

Last updated: August 17, 2017

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