World Vision advocates emailed, called, and even met with their members of Congress about fighting hunger via this bill. Thank you for your hard work!
The number of children and families around the world who aren’t getting enough to eat every day has increased for the third year in a row.
The Farm Bill is vital for international food security and the work that World Vision does around the world — and it expires Sept. 30.
The garden has been such a success that the family now employs 5 to 7 people. World Vision provided training, seeds, and a generator for irrigation.
Thanks to Advocates like you, in 2015, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act. Collectively, you took over 5,000 actions (phone calls, emails, op-eds, and more!) to support this bipartisan bill which now ensures greater government coordination across various food security and nutrition programs. Thank you! But we need your help again… Meet Ruma The … Read More
By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More
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