A Common Sense U.S. Budget for Global Food Security
Since 2010, the U.S. government has prioritized investments in agriculture and nutrition to address the root causes of poverty, hunger, and undernourishment. Congress extended these investments, demonstrating bipartisan support and U.S. leadership, with the passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016. The Act is up for reauthorization this summer.
In light of the Trump administration’s proposal to scale back Feed the Future funding, the CSIS Global Food Security Project explored the value of foreign assistance in the agricultural and nutrition sectors. As the video explains, a sustained U.S. commitment is just common sense to support the American and global economies, foster aid independence, and curb the toll of conflict.