On Thursday, March 10th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the Global Food Security Act of 2016 (S. 1252), which authorizes a U.S. foreign assistance strategy that will help developing countries improve their agricultural sectors – helping produce greater yields and higher quality food, as well as providing better access to local markets where that food can be sold.

These efforts will directly tackle global hunger and malnutrition by empowering communities with great agricultural potential but inadequate knowledge and resources. By improving agriculture and nutrition in the developing world, this bill will help lay the foundation for more independent and prosperous economies over the long-term.

Now, we want to continue this momentum by getting more cosponsors for the House version of the bill (H.R. 1567).

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