Last February, a standing-room-only crowd of Congressional staff, U.S. government officials, and development and humanitarian practitioners gathered for a briefing in Washington, D.C. entitled “El Niño’s Strength: Smallholder Farmers, Food Security, and Resilience.” At the time of the briefing, El Niño (a naturally occurring weather phenomenon) was already showing indications of its strength and severity, … Read More
Beth Ann Saracco is World Vision’s policy advisor in Washington D.C., for food security and livelihoods. She has been working on the Global Food Security Act for more than three years. Prior to coming to World Vision, Beth Ann worked at Bread for the World where she helped draft some of the bill’s language around … Read More
Thank you! In a vote of 369 to 53, the final version of the Global Food Security Act just passed the House and is on its way to the President’s desk! World Vision advocates have sent thousands of emails, made hundreds of phone calls, met with members of Congress, written op-eds, and today – into the … Read More
In just this year, World Vision advocates have generated over 5,000 emails and nearly 350 calls to Congress urging our elected officials to pass the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). As a result of these efforts, we are hopeful a final vote on this legislation may be scheduled as soon as next week. When the … Read More
This past spring, thanks in great part to World Vision advocates, the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) passed both the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the U.S. Senate. Three years in the making, the GFSA is a bipartisan effort that will have a significant impact on efforts to end hunger and malnutrition around … Read More
Update: World Vision is urging members of Congress to take swift action and work with Congressional leadership to enact the Global Food Security Act and bring this bill to the President’s desk. In the words of our partners at Bread for the World, “Who doesn’t appreciate a ‘thank you’ once in a while? It communicates, … Read More
Eighteen months after Emmanuel Ojede was born, he got sick.
After a long, bumpy, and dusty ride, our caravan of vehicles had arrived in the rural district of Chimanimani in the southeastern part of Zimbabwe.
As you walk into a coffee shop and order a latte in the morning, or customize your lunch order, it may sometimes cross your mind that being able to choose food is a luxury. In many parts of the world, food itself is a luxury. Around the world, one in nine people do not have enough food … Read More