Three Kansas State University faculty members recently were invited by President Barack Obama to participate in the White House Summit on Global Development.
The trio — Jesse Poland, Vara Prasad and Jagger Harvey — attended the July 20 event because they lead programs at the university that provide solutions to world hunger and nutrition.
The summit highlighted the government’s progress in global development initiatives, which include such programs as Feed the Future, Power Africa and Open Government Partnership.
Those programs have taken aim at reducing poverty, malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality, while encouraging entrepreneurship and economic growth; increasing the number of young women in school; and building more stable and inclusive societies. In 2015, Feed the Future alone helped 9 million small-scale farmers and provided nutritious food to millions of children. Continue reading “K-State Faculty Participate in White House Summit on Global Development”