Resource Library

  • Farm Workers and Immigration Policy

    December 1, 2011

    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. 

  • Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies | The 2012 Hunger Report

    November 21, 2011

    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.

  • Better Foreign Assistance, Fewer Hungry People

    June 1, 2011

    Background Paper

    Produced by Bread for the World Institute

    No. 215

    June 2011

    Better, more effective U.S. poverty-focused development assistance is critical to reducing hunger and poverty...

  • The U.S. Budget: Myths and Realities

    April 1, 2011

    Background Paper

    Produced by Bread for the World Institute

    No. 214

    April-May 2011

    Perhaps the most pervasive “myth” of all surrounding the U.S. budget is that the issues and unfamiliar...

  • Boletín Informativo: Desarrollo y migración en el área rural de México

    February 1, 2011

    Para efectuar una reforma integral de la politica migratoria, los Estados Unidos deben reconocer los lazos que existen en America Latina entre la pobreza, la desigualdad, y la migracion.

  • Development and Migration in Mexico’s Rural Communities

    February 1, 2011

    Background Paper

    Produced by Bread for the World Institute

    No. 213

    February-March 2011

    Why do people risk their lives crossing the Mexican border, take jobs most Americans won’t do, and...

  • Development and Migration In Rural Mexico

    January 1, 2011

    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.

  • Our Common Interest: Ending Hunger and Malnutrition | The 2011 Hunger Report

    November 22, 2010

    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.

  • Notas del Instituto Pan Para el Mundo Migración no Autorizada, el Hambre y la Pobreza

    October 1, 2010

    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...

  • The MDG Summit: Strengthening the U.S. Role in Accelerating Progress

    September 1, 2010

    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....

  • Rebuilding Haiti: Making Aid Work for the Haitian People

    August 1, 2010

    Despite unprecedented goodwill, there are still daunting barriers to Haiti’s recovery. U.S. aid must strengthen Haitian government capacity, focus on reducing poverty, and prioritize long-term development.

  • A Just and Sustainable Recovery | The 2010 Hunger Report

    November 23, 2009

    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. Foreign Assistance Reform: Food Security and Poverty Reduction

    November 1, 2009

    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.

  • New Hope for Malnourished Mothers and Children

    October 1, 2009

    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.

  • Setting a Goal to End Poverty and Hunger in the United States

    February 1, 2009

    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.

  • More Than Aid: Partnership for Development

    August 1, 2008

    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...

  • Reforming Foreign Aid

    July 1, 2008

    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.

  • Ending Hunger: The Role of Agriculture

    June 1, 2008

    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.

  • The Millennium Development Goals: Facing Down Challenges

    May 1, 2008

    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

    February 1, 2008

    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. 


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