On 7 June IFAD President, Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze and USAID Administrator, Dr Rajiv Shah met at IFAD headquarters. The two leaders recognized the strategic alignment between IFAD and USAID in the area of food security with a focus on smallholder agriculture. To achieve sustainable global food security, IFAD and USAID will look at specific areas and countries where they can further cooperate to scale-up existing initiatives and embark on new ones.
- Rajiv Shah, USAID director, on tackling global hunger and why women lead the way, Washington Post, June 2010
- Remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah Administrator, USAID to the Chicago Council Symposium on Agriculture and Food Security, May 2010