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Global Harvest Initiative Issue Brief: Embracing Science-Based Technologies Critical to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Enhance Global Food Security

JUNE 13, 2011

On June 13, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger and food security in order to feed an anticipated nine billion people globally by 2050.

The policy issue brief, “Embracing Science-Based Technologies,” suggests that closing the global agricultural productivity gap between supply and demand and meeting the needs of a growing population will require the embrace of existing and new technologies and innovations that are scientifically proven to safely and effectively increase agricultural productivity.

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Global Harvest Initiative Calls for Streamlined and Strengthened Development Assistance Programs to Increase Agricultural Productivity, Address Food Security

MAY 31, 2011

On May 31, The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published its latest issue brief outlining recommendations to optimize and leverage development assistance programs in order to address global hunger and food security by sustainably increasing the rate of global agricultural productivity.

The issue brief, “Strengthening and Streamlining Development Assistance Programs,” acknowledges the benefits of the more than $58 billion in foreign assistance delivered by the U.S. Government each year, but outlines the importance of increased collaboration and efficiency among these programs and the organizations that manage them to maximize benefits and help alleviate the growing challenges of hunger and food security.

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