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Testimony to the Foreign Affairs Committee U.S. House of Representatives Hearing – Reforming Food Aid: Desperate Need to Do Better
Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify. Even more, thank you for your leadership in making U.S. food aid more efficient and effective. I also appreciate your leadership on the Global Food Security Act. Food aid reform and investments that strengthen agriculture and nutrition in poor countries are separate issues, and should be kept separate, but both are important to the reduction of world hunger.
I am David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Our network of thousands of members, congregations, and church bodies works together to encourage Congress and the President to do their part to help end hunger in our country and around the world.
In this testimony, I want to help make the case for several reforms in U.S. food aid and then talk about the relationship of this issue to three broader concerns – the global humanitarian crisis, U.S. agriculture, and the possibility of virtually ending hunger in our time.
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