Shah Talks about Feed the Future on ABC’s This Week

Yesterday, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Obama administration’s approach to food security. He spoke at length about the marquee food security initiative–Feed the Future–with it’s emphasis on malnutrition and supporting local farmers so that countries can move away from a dependence on food aid. He also talked about engaging other partners, including the private sector, and the central role innovation and research are playing in this effort. Reiterating his first point, Shah commented: “part of the solution here is reinvesting in agriculture. And that’s why the Feed the Future program that we’ve launched is really not just about how we do food aid. It’s about creating the conditions that allow countries to take care of their populations from an agriculture and nutrition perspective so food aid is not needed in the very long run.” Read the full transcript here and see the video below:

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