For Immediate Release
November 17, 2010
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Racine Hamilton
(202) 464-8196 office, (301) 922-8417 cell,
Kristen Youngblood
(202) 464-8123 office, (202) 423-7379 cell,

(BPRW) Hunger Report Highlights How a Bold U.S. Led-Initiative is Key to Building Resilience to Food Price Volatility

( BLACK PR WIRE) ( November 17, 2010) WHAT: The release of Bread for the World Institute’s 2011 Hunger Report, “Our Common Interest: Ending Hunger and Malnutrition,” and panel discussion

WHEN: Monday, November 22, 2010, from 9-11 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Murrow, White, and Lisagor Rooms, National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

WHO: Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World Institute; Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator; and Paige Harrigan, health and nutrition advisor for Save the Children. Roger Thurow, senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and former Wall Street Journal reporter, will moderate the discussion.

WHY: The 2011 Hunger Report focuses on the role of the United States in mobilizing global commitments to increase investments in agriculture, food security, and nutrition in developing countries. The report examines events that led to the establishment of “Feed the Future,” a bold initiative from the U.S. government that shows lasting progress against global hunger and malnutrition.

“It is very exciting that Feed the Future makes the connection between malnutrition early in life, poverty reduction, and long-term economic development,” said Asma Lateef, director of Bread for the World Institute. “This aspect and its focus on smallholder agriculture make it particularly promising in addressing the underlying causes of hunger and poverty.”

The report highlights several success stories from African countries, and features a powerful forward by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

To RSVP, please contact Racine Tucker-Hamilton at 202-464-8196 or Out-of-town reporters can participate by calling 1-866-454-4204 (U.S.) or 913-312-1488 (international reporters).

Printed copies of the report will be available at the press conference and on Nov. 22 at 

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