Sustainable Food Security Solutions to Chronic Hunger;House Hunger Caucus Convenes Experts for Collaborative Response
Posted on May 15, 2009 by Rodney Bent, Acting Chief Executive Officer
There is a growing consensus to collaborate and better coordinate efforts across various government agencies to address acute hunger and implement innovative solutions to sustainable food security to benefit the world’s poor. Food security policy experts from across the U.S. Government gathered for a panel convened this week by the House Hunger Caucus to discuss just that.
MCC is pleased to have had a seat at the table, and we welcomed the opportunity to talk about our sustainable, market-based solutions to food security in partnership with the poor worldwide. I invite you to read what Jolyne Sanjak, MCC’s Managing Director for Implementation Support, shared about our efforts to date. We are grateful to the House Hunger Caucus-under the leadership of Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. JoAnn Emerson (R-MO), Rep. Jerry Moran (D-KS), Rep. Betty McCollum (R-MN), Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), and Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)-for hosting the event and continuing to advance work on national and international hunger and food insecurity issues.
Our mission to reduce global poverty through economic growth means addressing the twin challenges of food insecurity and global hunger. That’s why MCC has obligated nearly $3.2 billion since April 2005 in rural and agriculture-related projects to promote long-term access to sufficient, safe, and affordable food, including projects in 17 of our 18 partner countries. Projects like these are proof positive of the U.S. Government’s commitment to global food security.