Nearly 800 million people across the globe will go to bed hungry tonight. A lot of those people being small holder farmers who depend on their crops to make a living and to feed their families. Also nearly 75% of poor people live in rural areas. This is why helping the agriculture and food security sector has been at least twice as effective in reducing poverty, as growth in other sectors.
In 2009 the US government created a foundation called Feed the Future. Which is our contribution to the global effort to combat this sector. In 2016, enactment of the Global Food Security Act helped the governments continued, bipartisan commitment to end all problems around the world. USAID is also investing in lots of ways to help farmers in poor countries.
As a result of these efforts, the prevalence of poverty and stunted children will be reduced by an average of 20% in 5 years.
Feed the Future:
Is a foundation for long lasting progress against global progress, focusing on small holder farmers, particularly women. USAID uses the strengths of other us agencies to accelerate agricultural growth.
Analysis: I believe the foundation, Feed the Future is working. There is clear evidence that it is. Also using other government agencies is a very useful and effective strategy, and I think that is accelerating the progress and development of farmers and their crops. I would not make any changes to this program.