This bill would require the President to create and implement a plan to improve global food security. The plan would include ideas for helping developing countries reduce chronic hunger and poverty, improve nutrition among women and children, and expand agricultural productivity.
While developing and implementing this strategy, the President would be directed to coordinate the efforts of relevant federal agencies including:
- The Departments of Agriculture, State, Commerce, and the Treasury,
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),
- the Peace Corps,
- the U.S.-African Development Foundation,
- and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
USAID’s Feed the Future Program and the Innovation Labs it operates would be authorized to do the research for initiatives proposed in the president's strategy.
Some of the goals for the global food security plan would include:
- Accelerating agriculture-led economic growth,
- Raising incomes for small-scale producers — particularly women,
- Improving the nutrition of women and children across the globe,
- Build resilience to food shocks, like famine,
- Strengthening partnerships between U.S. universities and institutions in developing countries to boost agricultural capacity,
- And aligning broader U.S. strategies and investments in trade, economic growth, water, sanitation, and hygiene.