It is estimated that some 850 million people around the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Through articles written by NGO representatives and U.S. government officials, this edition of eJournal USA describes some of the ways in which the United States government works through its agencies and in conjunction with international organizations and NGOs to provide food and assistance to save lives and to help hungry people feed themselves.
Ending hunger and malnutrition requires developed and developing countries to make the right policy decisions.
The Green Revolution has won a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation.
Given limited land and the difficulties of growing food in arid and pest-infested areas and salty water, biotechnology offers one promising approach.
The means exist to halve the number of hungry people; what is needed is the political will to accomplish this.
The U.S. mission to the U.N. agencies in Rome works intensively on reducing world hunger.
Getting food from U.S. farms to food aid recipients in the developing world requires a number of disparate players.
Food aid helps in emergencies, but long-term, sustainable solutions are needed to achieve the goal of halving the number of hungry people.
In southern Africa, HIV/AIDS makes farmers too sick to produce food. Donors can increase the effectiveness of the medicine they are already providing by also giving stricken families enough to eat.
In Ethiopia, an innovative collaboration has allowed pastoralists not only to survive drought but also to rebuild their lives.
Congress is wrangling in its five-year farm bill over whether to allow procurement of some food aid from local markets instead of only from U.S. producers.
Here is a short list of U.S. international food aid programs and a brief description of each from.