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The 15th McGovern lecturer: Dr. Christopher Barrett

Dr. Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, delivered the 15th Annual McGovern Lecture at FAO on Science and Solidarity: Innovations to Meet Global Food Security Challenges. April 4th, 2019   “Food security may be the defining global challenge of the century.” This was Dr. ...
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U.S. Statement at the Opening of the February 2019 WFP Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, as you have consistently reminded the world, the number of people who are hungry, malnourished, and suffering from conflict continues to rise.  We applaud your unstinting efforts and your willingness to take -- as you did in Yemen -- a strong and principled stand to best ensure that relief is directed and ...
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The United States Supports the Venezuelan People with Humanitarian Assistance – Fact Sheet

RECOGNIZING THE REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: Former President Nicolas Maduro's systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.
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The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

The United States has a new way to bring more U.S. private-sector investment to developing countries around the world. The Trump administration calls the approach “a new era in U.S. development finance.” Spearheading the effort: a new agency called the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). It will have access to $60 billion in financial capital ...
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