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.
For comprehensive immigration reform, the United States must acknowledge the links between poverty, inequality, and migration, and work with sending countries to address the sources of unauthorized immigration.
Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global food-security effort, can help end hunger by focusing on rural development, smallholder farmers, nutrition (especially for young children), and women’s empowerment.
Gran parte del debate actual sobre la inmigraci6n se centra en cuestiones de legalidad. Mientras que esta es una parte importante de la politica de inmigraci6n, las causas de la migraci6n no autorizada no tienen su...
Progress on the Millennium Development Goals has been mixed. The United States should strengthen its leadership by developing an acceleration plan, scaling up proven nutrition actions, and fully funding U.S....
Prospects for recovery from the worst economic crisis in 75 years as climate change intensifies. We can and should focus on people and the planet and build a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
U.S. aid should refocus on broad-based approaches to improve agricultural growth and reduce poverty. This will mean a renewed emphasis on rural development, women’s participation, education, and infrastructure.
Malnutrition is staggeringly high, but research shows that interventions from pregnancy to age 2 can save millions of lives. Nutrition must be a central component of the new U.S. global food-security effort.
The United States must make a national commitment to ending poverty and establish indicators (e.g., hunger, health) to clearly measure progress. Even before the recession, 1 in 8 U.S. residents lived in poverty.
Trade, immigration, and technology transfer policy also reflect U.S. attitudes on development. So far, our country is not keeping its commitment to set policies that do not undermine efforts to reach the Millennium...
Effective foreign assistance is a critical U.S. response to the global hunger crisis. It requires clear objectives, country ownership, flexibility, long-term commitments, and adequate and reliable resources.
Higher agricultural productivity is necessary to reduce hunger, especially with spiking food prices. But in recent decades, both rich and poor countries have diverted resources from supporting agriculture.
Many countries are making extraordinary progress on the MDGs. But common barriers in fragile nations include poor starting conditions, weak governance and institutions, conflict, and environmental degradation.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an unprecedented effort by the global community to better the lives of hungry people. Taken together, the eight MDGs are a comprehensive vision of human development.