Dr. Boozman's Check-up

World Food Day

Oct 16 2014

Food insecurity knows no boundaries, but the good news is it is preventable and we are in a position to help. While the U.S. has made significant contributions to improve nutrition and agriculture worldwide, one in nine around world suffer from chronic hunger. A lack of adequate, nutritious food can harm the development of young children and can contribute to instability in some countries.     

This is why I am working to keep our commitment to fighting chronic hunger and malnutrition. 

The Global Food Security Act of 2014, which I have introduced along with U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to combat hunger across the globe, improve nutrition in developing countries, and bolster U.S. security. 

The Global Food Security Act of 2014 would:

  • Highlight the role that agricultural development plays in inclusive economic growth, especially for women and small-scale producers.
  • Require the Administration to develop a whole-of-government strategy to address global food insecurity and malnutrition. 
  • Emphasize the importance of leveraging resources and expertise from U.S. academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, faith-based groups, private voluntary organizations, and the private sector.
  • Improve upon existing monitoring and evaluation practices to ensure the effective use of U.S. taxpayer dollars. 

Learn more about the Global Food Security Act of 2014