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Secretary's Memorandum 1069-002

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Office of the Secretary

Continuation of the USDA Global Food Security Council

PURPOSE

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the roles and responsibilities of a USDA Global Food Security Council (“Council”), a USDA Executive Director for Global Food Security (“Executive Director”), a USDA Global Food Security Management Team (“Management Team”), and USDA Global Food Security Operational Teams (“Operational Teams”) to support and carry out the policy of the Council and Secretary.

The objectives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Strategic Plan for 2010-2015 are to “ensure U.S. agricultural resources contribute to enhanced global food security” and to “support sustainable agriculture production in food-insecure nations.” In support of these objectives, the Council will oversee and manage the implementation of the USDA Global Food Security Action Plan (“Action Plan”) and other activities under the Feed the Future Initiative.

 

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