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U.S. Commitment to Food Security

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If you pull apart global population growth, you’ll see an unprecedented “youth bulge” occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. All the region’s countries, except one, has an average age under 20, with population piling up in rapidly growing cities.

We know food insecurity is a cause of instability, conflict and mass emigration creating national security implications for the U.S. Our country – with a historic, 70-year commitment to humanitarian relief, leading university R&D capacity, and agri-business expertise – must provide international leadership, with our partners, to assist developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to food security for their people.

Douglas Bereuter, President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation and Distinguished Fellow of Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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