Every day, 8,000 children die because they don’t have enough to eat… Around the world, one in eight people suffers from chronic hunger.
Secretary Kerry on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 4, 2014
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At Expo Milano 2015, the U.S. will bring together creative minds to explore solutions to the challenge of feeding the planet. Learn more about U.S. participation in the event: http://www.usapavilion2015.net/

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At Expo Milano 2015, the U.S. will bring together creative minds to explore solutions to the challenge of feeding the planet. Learn more about U.S. participation in the event: http://www.usapavilion2015.net/

40 percent of children in Cambodia might not reach their full potential due to a condition referred to as stunting.
Ambassador David Lane discusses education and food security on DipNote
On Thanksgiving, many of us will gather around tables piled high with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. More importantly, we will pause to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we can do to help those who are less fortunate. We know that global hunger is not hopeless. It is solvable. Want to be part of the solution? Learn more about how to get involved with Feed the Future — the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative — and find out how you can help contribute to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

On Thanksgiving, many of us will gather around tables piled high with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. More importantly, we will pause to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we can do to help those who are less fortunate. We know that global hunger is not hopeless. It is solvable. Want to be part of the solution? Learn more about how to get involved with Feed the Future — the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative — and find out how you can help contribute to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Change a Life, Change the Future: Recommitting To End Undernutriton Through the 1,000 Days Partnership
 

One thousand days ago, the governments of the United States and Ireland came together to commit to promote nutrition for mothers and young children through the 1,000 Days partnership.   Why 1,000 days?  During the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, better nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty. MORE

Building a More Nutritious Future for All
 

A silent crisis is happening right now. It affects 165 million children globally, robbing them of the future they deserve and leading to more child deaths every year than any other disease. In a world of plentiful, nutritious foods and advanced science, this is unacceptable.

We can do better. And we can do it together. MORE

A Year of Progress Under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

One year ago, on the eve of the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ushering in a new phase of global investment in food security and nutrition.

A joint initiative launched under the United States’ G8 Presidency, the New Alliance builds on progress and commitments – both to agriculture and a modern approach to development –made in 2009 at the L’Aquila G8 Summit. It calls on African leaders, the private sector and development partners to accelerate responsible investment in African agriculture and lift 50 million people out of poverty by 2022. MORE

Working Together To Feed the World and Protect the Planet

A man picks a tangerine on his farm, part of the Guandu Water Fund project in Rio Claro, Brazil, June 14, 2012. The farmer is part of a pilot project that aims to reverse the economics of environmental destruction by paying farmers to preserve the forests that protect a crucial watershed. [AP File Photo]

About the Author: Jonathan Shrier serves as Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security and Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy for Feed the Future.

Today, nearly one in eight people in the world do not have enough food to eat.

And studies predict that as diets change and the world’s population grows to 9 billion people by 2050, we will need to increase food production by at least 60 percent to meet the global demand for food, all in the face of increasing pressures on natural resources.

Forty-three years ago, the first Earth Day celebration began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Since then, governments and civil society have worked together to address environmental challenges and improve our understanding of how we can help protect the world’s natural resources.

Today’s celebration of Earth Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves and our partners of the connection between our environment,… more »

Call to Innovators: Apply To Present at G-8 Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

Women pluck rice grass from a nursery to plant on plots in Ahero, Kenya on Nov. 13, 2009. [AP File Photo]

About the Authors: Catherine Woteki serves as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Nick Sinai serves as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer.

In an exciting opportunity, the G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture on April 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Open data is being used by innovators and entrepreneurs around the world to accelerate development, whether it be tracking election transparency in Kenya or providing essential information to rural farmers in Uganda. The G-8 conference will convene policy makers, thought leaders, food security stakeholders, and data experts to discuss the role of public, agriculturally-relevant… more »