Chicago Council Report Recommends U.S. Government Make Global Food, Nutrition Security Pillar Of National Security Strategy

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Stability in the 21st Century: Integrating Engagement on Food Security and National Security
As part of its series highlighting findings from its report “Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food Security for Peace and Prosperity,” the Council writes, “…For years, improving global health has been a strong component of the U.S. government’s national security strategy — and for good reason. Cultivating global food and nutrition security should play an equally prominent role in national security strategy. As such, the Council recommends that the U.S. government make global food and nutrition security a pillar of U.S. diplomatic and national security engagement and strengthen the integration and coordination of activities both within the United States and around the world. To accomplish this, the U.S. government should take several actions: Amplify the importance of global food security for U.S. national security and diplomatic activities. … Maximize resources through smart integration and coordination among agencies and between the U.S. government and civil society. … Work closely with bilateral and multilateral partners to achieve collective goals…” (4/12).