Global Food Security Act

It's focusing on supporting women farmers who in some regions make up the majority of those who grow food.
The Global Food Security Act--a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) in the Senate
Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the
As we celebrated World Food Day on October 16, it's important to remember that globally, nearly 800 million people are still hungry. Yet here in the United States, there is an opportunity for Congress to act in the fight against global hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty.
This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality.
By sharing U.S. expertise in agriculture development and developing legislation to codify the government's flagship initiative Feed the Future into law, families and farmers worldwide can set the foundation to build more independent, prosperous lives.
Food must be the highest priority for American foreign policy. So both the House and the Senate need to focus on this bill and others that feed the hungry.
We are now facing one of the largest hunger emergencies of our time with the war in Syria. This conflict has caused millions to be displaced and hungry.