Blog Post Calls On Congress To Codify U.S. International Food Assistance Program, Applauds Current Efforts

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food For Thought”: Global Food Security Act of 2015: What It Is and Why It Matters
Grace Burton and Louise Iverson, research associates at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, discuss the House Global Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 1567), which “is an effort to ensure the future of programmatic funding for food security efforts. While this bill authorizes the Obama administration’s Feed the Future Initiative through September 2016, supporters of food security efforts hope that the legislation would ultimately secure Feed the Future beyond the 2016 elections by passing into law a whole-of-government food security strategy, rather than allowing it to remain an executive initiative…” (4/29).

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