SANAA – (December 6, 2018) – As pockets of famine-like conditions are announced in parts of Yemen and the majority of the population are shown to be suffering from...
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Farm Bill Includes Lifesaving Reforms to U.S. Food Aid
Thank you to our advocates for supporting food aid reform in the Farm Bill. The new changes mean we can feed almost 800,000 more people, without spending an extra dollar.
Stretch Our Dollar Further
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 But the current system, which requires shipping food from the United States to hungry people in need, is outdated, inefficient and slow - risking lives when every moment counts.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.
Food aid reforms that include more local and regional purchasing and phase out monetization will allow lifesaving assistance to reach millions more people each year without costing taxpayers more.
By providing 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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Food aid reform would enable food to reach the hungry more than 2 months faster.
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Currently, half of all money spent on food aid is spent on transportation costs.
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Why CARE Believes the Time is Right for Food Aid Reform
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CARE applauds Senate passage of the Farm Bill that includes lifesaving reforms to U.S. Food Aid.
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WASHINGTON (March 27, 2018) – CARE applauds the introduction of the Food for Peace Modernization Act (FPMA), a bipartisan bill that will provide food assistance for up...
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