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.