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“Global Food Security Act of 2013″ introduced in House

Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN, 4th) and Aaron Schock (R-IL, 18th) introduced the “Global Food Security Act of 2013” (H.R. 2822). According to press releases from both Representative McCollum and Representative Schock, the “Global Food Security Act:

  • Directs the President to develop a multi-agency strategy for global food and nutrition.
  • Creates a new Special Coordinator for Food, Nutrition, and Agricultural Development.
  • Requires annual progress reports on meeting strategy objectives.
  • Updates the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include a renewed focus on women, nutrition, and small-scale farmers.”