The US Government has unveiled the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, which was highlighted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative. The Initiative, which is a foreign policy priority for the Obama Administration, is a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to tackle food security issues, and incorporates the need to improve agricultural infrastructure and outputs, combat malnutrition, and build community-based initiatives that work in a local context.
Details of how to operationalize the Initiative will be mapped out over the next few months.
Your thoughts on what the Obama administration must account for, along with the sharing of best practices from those who are in the field, will be critical. Feel free to post your comments here so we can consolidate and forward to our State Department contacts. You also can submit feedback directly by visiting http://www.state.gov/s/globalfoodsecurity or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.