Advocacy

8/4/13

Feeding the World: America's New Deal

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 all experts agree it's an inefficient way to send aid, and the EU stopped doing it decades ago.

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6/20/13

U.S. Food Aid Reform Critical to Keep Program Efficient, Effective

“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 the effect of our aid dollars.

6/20/13

US Congress Votes Down Bill to Unshackle 'Tied' Food Aid

House of Representatives rejects amendment to source food in local markets rather than buy and ship food aid from the US.

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6/19/13

Food for All: Tackling Hunger and Malnutrition

Every five seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases, and nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night.

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6/18/13

Congress Debates Limiting US Farmers' Role in Food Aid

When starvation looms, speed is critical. But while the U.S. provides more emergency food aid than any other country, speed is not what it does best.

6/16/13

Fix U.S. Food Aid System

As a small tropical fruit farmer in Miami, I can recall when our local markets were distorted, directly affecting our economic lives and agricultural options.

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6/12/13

Reforming U.S. Food Aid Would Eliminate 7,000-Mile Food Chain

Lawmakers attempted Wednesday to push along an ongoing effort to modernise U.S. international food aid policy amid mounting bipartisan support for the use of more locally grown food products over the long-standing practise of shipping U.S.-grown commodities.

6/6/13

Flexibility in US Food Aid to Syria Should be the Rule – Not the Exception

In Syria, the US has been able to deliver food aid using a flexible approach to needs on the ground. Yet such flexibility is the exception in US aid. President Obama's proposed reforms would allow for more efficient practices, such as using local food supplies.

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