Peru Poised To Pass Food Security Law

“…Peru’s proposed food security law, which has been under discussion for nearly two years, will take action to address this problem. The bill is the result of a consensus among different political parties, and last year was passed unanimously by two Congressional committees. It was brought to the plenary just before the holidays, but the debate over last-minute amendments delayed its final passage until after the New Year. When Peru’s Congress reconvenes today (January 6th), it is hoped the final bill can be swiftly approved,” Stephanie Burgos, senior policy adviser at Oxfam America, writes in the group’s “Politics of Poverty” blog (1/6).