State Releases More on Food Security Initiative

Today the State Department released the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document.  This paper expands upon the fact sheet released last week and includes the five guiding principles outlined by Secretary Clinton in a speech Friday at the Clinton Global Initiative.  Read on for an excerpt from the paper and the list of guiding principles:

“We are pursuing a comprehensive approach to food security based on country and community-led planning and collaboration with our partners. This consultation document is a living statement of principles and approach. In the coming weeks and months, we will work with partners to develop operational details to implement this strategy. We look forward to developing that detail in consultation with partners throughout the U.S. Government as well as with other countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, the private sector, and—most importantly—small scale farmers and related agriculture producers.”

Goals and strategic choices:

1) Adopt a comprehensive approach to food security that focuses on advancing agriculture-led growth, reducing under-nutrition, and increasing the impact of humanitarian food assistance;

2) Invest in country-led plans;

3) Strengthen strategic coordination–globally, regionally, and locally;

4) Leverage the benefits of multilateral institutions; and

5) Deliver on a sustained and accountable commitment.

Read the full consultation document here.

Note from State: This consultation document is a work in progress and will continue to be expanded and refined over the coming weeks and months. Input from the U.S. and global community is welcomed. Please visit our website: http://www.state.gov/s/globalfoodsecurity to read more and post comments. You may also email comments to globalhunger@state.gov.

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