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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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.