Hultgren helps target world hunger by co-sponsoring food-security bill
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) said recently that he is co-sponsoring the Global Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 1567), which aims to reduce global hunger in developing nations by helping these regions achieve food security and boost nutrition, especially for women and children.
“It’s clear a collective approach and supporting less-developed countries are key to fighting global poverty,” Hultgren said. “By collaborating with organizations in developing countries and by focusing on women and children, we make sure that we target society’s most vulnerable populations. This strategy also makes sure that taxpayer dollars are used in the most efficient and effective way.”
Hultgren said the legislation would prioritize sustainable agriculture development and nutrition measures for children during the critical first 1,000 days of life, when they're the most vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies.
Among other provisions, it reauthorizes and strengthens the Feed the Future food program, which helped more than 7 million small farmers in developing countries increase the amount of food they grow.