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The Hub leads discussion on policy and trade tools for greater food security at African Green Revolution Forum 2016

Published on September 09, 2016

On September 8, the Hub hosted a breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) titled, "The Essence and the Practicalities of Feed the Future: Using Policy and Trade Tools to Reduce Food Insecurity." The breakfast session provided stakeholders in the agricultural sector with the opportunity to discuss policy issues that constrain intraregional trade and affect food security. Participants also discussed challenges and opportunities in structured trade for staple foods.

The 2016 African Green Revolution Forum brought together stakeholders in the agricultural sector to advance policies and secure investments that ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families. Read more on the AGRF website.

"President Obama's Feed the Future initiative is delivering transformative results for farmers and their communities around the world, and the recently enacted Global Food Security Act - the largest development authorization the U.S. Congress has made in a decade - ensures these efforts will continue into the future," said Administrator Gayle Smith during the opening session of AGRF. "Today, we are thrilled to build on our longstanding commitment with our global vision for a food-secure 2030." See USAID press release.