WASHINGTON, DC—Today USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah charted the course forward to address the global food security challenge. As a keynote speaker at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium, Administrator Shah highlighted progress made over the past year through Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
At the symposium, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released its 2011 Progress Report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development, which addresses the United States Government's policy actions, successes, and areas for future improvement in implementing international agriculture activities. The report states that "the U.S. is indeed exerting stronger leadership in global agricultural development…and U.S. government institutions have been significantly reoriented and restructured to deliver more effective agricultural development programming."