Feed the Future Update April 2010


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Feed the Future Update April 2010

Laura Birx, Research and Technical Advisor, Nutrition Division, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

CORE Group Spring Meeting, Tuesday April 27, 2010

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Feed the Future Update April 2010

  1. 1. Feed the Future Update April 2010
  2. 2. Tackle the root causes of hunger by sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to meet demand, supporting and facilitating access to strong markets, increasing incomes so the poor can purchase food, and reducing undernutrition. Increase the effectiveness of emergency assistance by strengthening the capacity of countries to anticipate and prevent hunger-related emergencies. Leverage the benefits of multilaterals. Work with multilateral institutions with aligned priorities and approaches to make coordinated investments in large scale infrastructure projects, fill financing and technical assistance gaps, etc. Invest in country-led plans. Tailor assistance to the needs of individual countries through consultative processes and investment plans. Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Hunger and Poverty Invest in Country-Led Plans Leverage Benefits of Multilateral Institutions Sustained and Accountable Commitment Improve Strategic Coordination Improve coordination through participation of all stakeholders – including the private sector and civil society – to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and accountability, while reducing duplication and closing gaps. Hold ourselves and other stakeholders publicly accountable , using benchmarks and targets to measure progress toward shared goals. Commit for the long-term, phasing-in investments responsibly to ensure returns. Principles
  3. 3. <ul><li>Country selection based on: </li></ul><ul><li>Level of hunger and undernutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for agriculture-led growth </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for regional synergies </li></ul><ul><li>Resource availability </li></ul>Priority Countries FTF will adopt a phased approach for countries based on the technical quality of their country investment plan, the extent to which it was developed through a consultative process, and on country capacity and commitment
  4. 4. Priority Investments <ul><li>Improved agriculture productivity: access to inputs, agriculture extension, property rights, financial services, natural resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Expand markets and trade: market information systems, post-harvest infrastructure, policy environment for agribusiness </li></ul><ul><li>Increase economic resilience in vulnerable rural communities: delivery and implementation of programs aimed at building household/community assets, diversify rural livelihoods, country capacity to manage risk, target extension and financial services </li></ul><ul><li>Improve nutrition: prevention through community-based programs, diet quality and diversity, delivery of nutrition services </li></ul>
  5. 5. FTF Results Framework
  6. 6. Priority Investments <ul><li>Regional programs to expand access to regional markets, mitigate risks associated with natural disasters, capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Regional country partners to disseminate technical assistance, promote economic reforms, provide political leadership, mobilize the private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Global Agriculture and Food Security Program </li></ul><ul><li>Research and innovation on: transformation of production systems, enhancing staple food production, local-regional value chains and market access, diet quality and improved nutrition, public policy </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on gender </li></ul>
  7. 7. Multisectoral approach to improving nutrition
  8. 8. GH Nutrition Element and Strategy
  9. 9. Partnerships and Opportunities for Engagement <ul><li>Civil society, private sector, country governments at all levels, multilaterals, other donors </li></ul><ul><li>Engage at a country level in the country investment plan review process </li></ul><ul><li>Technical groups at USAID to advise on best practices, lessons learned in nutrition, gender, chronic poverty, agriculture etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Support implementation of strategy in priority countries, particularly to ensure the most vulnerable benefit from agriculture and nutrition programs </li></ul><ul><li>Robust monitoring and evaluation systems </li></ul>
  10. 10. May 20: http://www.state.gov/s/globalfoodsecurity/