'This Week' Transcript: Sens Kerry and Lugar


SHAH: Absolutely. We're absolutely making a whole range of products part of the food aid. You know, in fact, we were the first and the most significant provider of food assistance during the flood -- immediate flood response in Pakistan.

The major product that we targeted to undernourished children in that situation was a high-energy, high-calorie-value biscuit, because I think we've all now recognized -- and USAID helps support the studies at the Lancet and Tufts University that have demonstrated that we need to move to higher quality, higher nutrition foods.

But I just want to come back to this other point, that part of the solution here is reinvesting in agriculture. And that's why the Feed the Future program that we've launched is really not just about how we do food aid. It's about creating the conditions that allow countries to take care of their populations from an agriculture and nutrition perspective so food aid is not needed in the very long run.

And I really appreciate the segment where President Clinton was talking about how we used to be the world leader in this: 30 percent almost of all of our foreign assistance went to food and agriculture. And during the '60s and '70s, we moved 300 million to 600 million people out of poverty and extreme hunger.

We can do that again, and it can be cheap and efficient and a real partnership with other countries around the world and those we hope to serve.

AMANPOUR: And we'll be watching. Rajiv Shah, thank you very much, indeed, for joining us.

SHAH: Great. Thank you.

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