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

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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 fighting 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.

WHAT:

Feed the Future Global Forum

WHO:

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah (Monday)

Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (Monday)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Wednesday)

WHEN:      

Monday, May 19, 8:30 - 9:35 a.m. EDT
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
Pre-set for cameras: 1:30 p.m. Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Marriott Crystal City Gateway

Arlington Ballroom

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA 22202

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

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