Assessing the US Feed the Future Initiative: A New Approach to Food Security?

Assessing the US Feed the Future Initiative: A New Approach to Food Security? Center for Global Development. Kimberly Ann Elliott and Casey Dunning. March 1, 2016.

Data on Feed the Future’s results are just becoming available, and there is strikingly little independent analysis of the program. The report assesses how Feed the Future performs against its stated objective of offering a new, more effective approach to food security. The integrated agriculture and nutrition approach emphasizes increased selectivity in aid allocations along with country ownership and capacity building to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of the initiative’s impacts. The report finds the initiative has led to an increase in the share of overall U.S. assistance for agriculture and nutrition, and that the Obama administration has increasingly concentrated this aid in selected focus countries. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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