In reaction to The House of Representatives passing the Global Food Security Act of 2016, Oxfam America’s Senior Policy Advisor for Agriculture, Jim French, said the following statement:
“Oxfam welcomes today’s bipartisan passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 (S.1252) in the House which supports increasing sustainable agricultural developing reducing global hunger and improving nutrition around the globe.
“Globally, 795 million people go hungry each day, yet our planet produces enough food to feed everyone in the world. The Global Food Security Act will continue to build on current programs to support agriculture development globally, including transparency of local ownership for aid initiatives, the empowerment of small-scale farmers, especially women, and partnership building with governments and local organizations.
“We thank the Congressional bill sponsors for their continued leadership on efforts to reduce hunger and poverty, including support for the Feed the Future Initiative. Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal on zero hunger requires strong US support and through this passage, the Obama Administration has set a pathway for continued American leadership for the next Administration.”