Since the end of the war, America's "Food for Peace" programme has shipped American-grown food in sacks across the world to feed the world's starving people. Virtually...
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U.S. food aid has been critical in saving lives and addressing chronic poverty and malnutrition. We have helped more than 3 billion people in more than 150 countries. But the current system, which requires shipping food from the United States to hungry people in need, is outdated, inefficient and slow - risking lives when every moment counts. And it's inefficient: as much as half of funding is spent on transportation and administrative costs.
President Obama's food aid reform proposal will allow lifesaving assistance to reach up to an estimated 4 million more people each year without costing taxpayers more.
The President's proposal provides more flexibility to purchase emergency food from nearby, local markets instead of shipping it from thousands of miles away. This approach empowers farmers in developing countries, many of whom are women.
More importantly, the food would arrive more than two months faster, a lifetime when a child is starving.
As emergencies in Syria and other parts of the world worsen, we cannot afford to wait.
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CARE Applauds Amendment to Farm Bill to Improve Food Aid
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Food aid reform would enable food to reach the hungry more than 2 months faster.
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CARE Supports President Obama's Food Aid Reforms
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Currently, half of all money spent on food aid is spent on transportation costs.
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A Food Aid Miracle Waiting to Happen
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Why CARE Believes the Time is Right for Food Aid Reform
“There has never been a greater need for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to tackling hunger and malnutrition. And in a tough budget climate, we must maximize...
House of Representatives rejects amendment to source food in local markets rather than buy and ship food aid from the US. Read The Article
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