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10 May 2013 description

Fund will Spur Investment in African Agriculture Infrastructure
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 9, 2013
USAID Press Office

22 May 2009 description

Note: The last situation report was dated May 8, 2008.


Between March 2007 and March 2008, global food prices increased an average of 43 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. During that time period, wheat, soybean, corn, and rice prices increased by 146 percent, 71 percent, 41 percent, and 29 percent, respectively, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rising food prices contributed to a significant increase in food insecurity worldwide, particularly among poorer populations.

26 Sep 2006 description

Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to join you again, this time to share with you an overview of USAID's strategy to combat hunger among children of the world. Here at the table with me are the true experts in that field, but I am glad to represent the experts at U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who partner with the experts in these great organizations around the world.

Across the world some 10.8 million children under five years of age die every year. Most of these deaths are preventable and almost all occur in poor countries.