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House Passes Food Aid Amendment To Agriculture Appropriations Bill

House Committee on Foreign Affairs: House Passes Chairman Royce Amendment to Modernize U.S. International Food Aid “…Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of his amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill to improve U.S. international food aid to help more people facing starvation,…

Sierra Leone Promotes Breastfeeding To Reduce Child Stunting, Malnutrition

The Guardian: Nutrition: in Sierra Leone breast is best “…As the country moves from post-conflict (the civil war ended in 2002) to emerging market (GDP growth was 15 percent in 2012), the government realizes that it must shift from treatment of malnutrition to prevention. Agriculture, education, gender equality and sanitation…

Chile, China, Morocco Make Progress Against Hunger, Malnutrition, FAO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. recognizes Chile, China, and Morocco for progress on fighting hunger, malnutrition “Chile, China, and Morocco [on Monday] joined a growing group of countries that are making successful strides in fighting hunger and malnutrition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced [Monday]…” (6/16).

South Sudan Facing Food Crisis Amidst Ongoing Conflict

IRIN: War, rain and money — an anatomy of South Sudan’s food crisis “…[S]ix months of war has uprooted so many [South Sudanese] and destroyed their meager livelihoods that some four million require humanitarian assistance. Relief workers scrambling to avert a famine report daunting obstacles: from the failure of South…

African Union Leaders Must Bolster Agricultural Sector To Achieve Peace, Food Security

The Guardian: A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp Kanayo Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development “…African economies have grown impressively. But it is time to stop focusing on GDP figures and instead focus on people. The majority of our people are…

5M Children Projected To Face Acute Malnutrition In Sahel

Agence France-Presse: 5 million children in Africa’s Sahel face acute malnutrition “Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa’s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said…” (4/30).

First 1,000 Days Of Life Critical To Healthy Childhood Development

The Atlantic: 1,000 Days: The Period That Decides the Health and Wealth of the World “For years, ensuring good nutrition during the first 1,000 days was largely absent from national and global development priorities. … But a growing body of research shows that success in primary school depends on good…

International Food Security ‘Is Clearly In The U.S. National Interest’

Huffington Post: In the Field With CARE in Central America Dan Glickman, senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center “…[A]t its core, agriculture policy is about making sure that people, in the United States and abroad, can grow or afford enough nutritious food for themselves and their families. … Foreign…

House Measure Would Bring Food Aid Reform ‘A Step Backward’

Washington Post: The House would leave starving people abroad hungrier “…[T]he House of Representatives [recently] approved a measure that would actually take [U.S. food aid reform] a step backward. Specifically, the House passed an appropriations bill for the Coast Guard with a provision that would require 75 percent of all U.S.…

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