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US Food Assistance Programs: Assessing Progress and Challenges Related to Local and Regional Purchase, Food Quality, Host Country Capacity, and Moving to a Comprehensive Approach

Date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 09:00 - 13:00
Location:
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
NEW ROOM: 6TH FLOOR AUDITORIUM
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
 
 
The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Invite You to Attend

 

US Food Assistance Programs: 
Assessing Progress and Challenges Related to Local and Regional Purchase, Food Quality, Host Country Capacity, and Moving to a Comprehensive Approach

At a time when US food assistance programs are undergoing significant changes, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a half-day discussion with USG program leaders and other food assistance experts to assess the progress of ongoing reforms. Please join us for an open and engaging discussion on local/regional purchase, improving nutritional quality of food assistance, implementing a comprehensive approach to food security, and related issues.

 
Introduction 
Steve McDonald, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Peter McPherson, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
H.E. Amelia Sumbana, Ambassador of Mozambique to the U.S. (invited)
 
Panel #1:  Implementing Local/Regional Purchase and Purchase for Progress Programs
Moderator:  Emmy Simmons, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
•    Jamie Fisher, Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
•    Dale Skoric and John Brooks, Food for Peace Office, USAID
•    Allan Jury, Director, World Food Programme US Relations Office
•    Phil Thomas, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO
 
Panel #2: Improving the Nutritional Quality of Food Aid and Targeting
Moderator:  Mary Chambliss, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
•    Ron Croushorn, Director, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
•    Anne Swindale, Project Director, FANTA-2
•    Bonnie McClafferty, HarvestPlus
 

Panel #3: Implementing a Comprehensive Approach, and Old and New Tools to Improve Country Capacity to Manage Food Security
Moderator:  Ellen Levinson, Levinson &Associates, and Executive Director, Aliance for Global Food Security
•    Susan Bradley, Senior Policy Adviser, USAID Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau
•    Vijaya Ramachandran, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
•    Bruce White, Catholic Relief Services
•    Gawain Kripke, OxfamAmerica
 
Summary and Next Steps:
H.E. Amelia Sumbana, Ambassador of Mozambique to the U.S. (invited)
Julie Howard, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

A light breakfast will be served.

 

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