The need to address a growling belly is not only the “right thing to do,” but also crucial for national and global security.
This is one of the points raised by a coalition of 50 faith-based, humanitarian and advocacy groups, which launched Tuesday (July 24) a road map listing six recommendations for continued U.S. leadership to end hunger.
Invest $5 billion annually in global food security.
Appoint a global food security coordinator.
Continue supporting programs that build resilience.
Increase support for effective safety net programs.
Ensure nutrition is a “core component” of U.S. food security strategy.
Strengthen country-led models of development.
Most of the recommendations seem easy to adopt. But the proposal asking for an increase in funding is sure to face a number of challenges, especially at a tough fiscal climate.
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