The empowerment of women is essential to ending hunger and malnutrition. Hungry people are disproportionately female. Women need more bargaining power, fewer unpaid responsibilities, and a greater collective voice....
For children, even brief periods of hunger may cause lifelong damage. But this is unnecessary and preventable. Federal nutrition programs help millions of children. They must be maintained and strengthened.
Significant resources and political will are being mobilized for global nutrition. The new whole-of-U.S.-government Nutrition Strategy is an opportunity to unite agencies behind a common nutrition goal.
Efforts by the U.S. and others to scale up nutrition in Tanzania have produced successes and challenges in program implementation and coordination that are relevant to ongoing and new Feed the Future projects.
Hunger remains a problem in the U.S. despite our wealth. A four-part plan to end hunger starts with good jobs and continues with investing in people, strengthening safety nets, and building community partnerships....
Immigrants are slowing decades of population decline in Rust Belt communities and contributing disproportionately to their economies. Undocumented immigrants need legalization to maximize their contributions.
The newest data show that the world has made more progress against hunger than previously thought. It is feasible to cut in half the proportion of hungry people by 2015 and virtually end hunger in a generation.
As the world makes a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, we need to ensure that hunger and malnutrition remain at the top of the agenda after the goals expire and that the successor development...
In the effort to improve maternal and child nutrition, both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions are essential. The latter improve nutrition through other sectors, such as health and agriculture.
The United States is a leader in scaling up nutrition, particularly among young children. A “whole-of-government” strategy could effectively support country-led nutrition efforts and strengthen global momentum.
En parte, los $10 mil millones enviados en remesas anualmente a Centraoamerica para apoyar proyectos productivos en comunidads emisoras de migrantes; pero la actual falta de marco politio son barreras.
With the right policies, part of the estimated $10 billion annually sent home to Central America by people working in the United States could help support development projects in migrant-sending communities.
U.S. leadership on global hunger and food security has been instrumental in raising additional resources and reversing decades of falling agriculture funding. The G-8 summit is a key upcoming opportunity.
Gender inequality is linked to higher rates of child mortality and malnutrition. Improvements in women’s access to resources, education, and ability to make independent decisions are critical to nutrition.
Good nutrition in early childhood is critical to human health and development. Increased global efforts on child nutrition reflects more consensus on a set of evidence-based, cost-effective nutrition actions.
Reducing malnutrition in the 1,000 days between pregnancy and age 2 is critical. The United States, the largest provider of food aid, can improve its quality and better reach malnourished women and children.
Is aid being delivered in a more effective way? Experience shows that the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action are important to development and should be more fully implemented.
Nearly three-fourths of all U.S.-hired farm workers are immigrants, most unauthorized. They fill low-wage jobs that citizens are reluctant to take. U.S. fruit and vegetable production depends heavily on them.
U.S. farm policies should encourage production of healthy foods. National nutrition programs should do more to ensure that people living in poverty have access to the foods they need for health and learning.