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NCBA CLUSA Among InterAction Members Pledging Collective $1.5 Billion Toward Global Food Security

A landmark agreement signed yesterday by NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development is expected to better enable USAID to leverage the private resources, technical expertise and established community networks of NGOs to maximize the impact and sustainability of U.S. government and taxpayer investments to end hunger.

The signing on Capitol Hill was among events surrounding the first-ever Feed the Future Global Forum, which is drawing global leaders from the public and private sectors to the Washington, D.C. Metro area this week. Feed the Future is U.S. President Barack Obama’s flagship initiative to deploy nutrition-led agricultural development in the global fight against hunger, poverty and undernutrition.

“This unprecedented collaboration will help ensure that families have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, and that communities are better able to mitigate, adapt and recover from crises,” InterAction president and CEO Samuel A. Worthington said in a May 19 news release.

Worthington signed the agreement on behalf of 33 InterAction members—among them NCBA CLUSA—that are pledging a collective $1.5 billion in unrestricted funds through 2015 to advance food security, nutrition and resilience.

The pledge represents a $500 million increase over the original $1 billion commitment made in 2012.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah called the agreement “groundbreaking” and said it will “empower communities to grow from the inside out.”

A landmark agreement signed yesterday by NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development is expected to better enable USAID to leverage the private resources, technical expertise and established community networks of NGOs to maximize the impact and sustainability of U.S. government and taxpayer investments to end hunger.

The signing on Capitol Hill was among events surrounding the first-ever Feed the Future Global Forum, which is drawing global leaders from the public and private sectors to the Washington, D.C. Metro area this week. Feed the Future is U.S. President Barack Obama’s flagship initiative to deploy nutrition-led agricultural development in the global fight against hunger, poverty and undernutrition.

“This unprecedented collaboration will help ensure that families have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, and that communities are better able to mitigate, adapt and recover from crises,” InterAction president and CEO Samuel A. Worthington said in a May 19 news release.

Worthington signed the agreement on behalf of 33 InterAction members—among them NCBA CLUSA—that are pledging a collective $1.5 billion in unrestricted funds through 2015 to advance food security, nutrition and resilience.

The pledge represents a $500 million increase over the original $1 billion commitment made in 2012.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah called the agreement “groundbreaking” and said it will “empower communities to grow from the inside out.”

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