Feed the Future Progress Report 2012: Boosting Harvests, Fighting Poverty
Feed the Future is the President’s global hunger and food security initiative and the U.S. Government’s contribution to the common approach to agricultural development and global food security agreed to at the G-8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy in July 2009; reiterated and expanded by G-20 leaders at the Pittsburgh Summit that September; and ultimately endorsed by 192 countries at the United Nations at the World Food Summit in Rome that November. The initiative is a whole-of-government effort that joins resources and expertise from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, State and Treasury, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. African Development Foundation, the Peace Corps, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. This is the first time that the U.S. Government has effectively connected all U.S. Government efforts targeted at global hunger and food security and underpinned our resources with rigorous systems to track performance.
This report presents Feed the Future progress in terms of early performance indicators on initial investments reported in the Feed the Future Monitoring System in Fiscal Year 2011. The report also presents Feed the Future progress through May 2012 on putting into practice many of the principles embodied in the U.S. Global Development Policy and in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and subsequent aid effectiveness agreements. Throughout the report are examples of this new approach. Additional information is available at www. feedthefuture.gov/progress.