By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More
Last February, a standing-room-only crowd of Congressional staff, U.S. government officials, and development and humanitarian practitioners gathered for a briefing in Washington, D.C. entitled “El Niño’s Strength: Smallholder Farmers, Food Security, and Resilience.” At the time of the briefing, El Niño (a naturally occurring weather phenomenon) was already showing indications of its strength and severity, … Read More
Beth Ann Saracco is World Vision’s policy advisor in Washington D.C., for food security and livelihoods. She has been working on the Global Food Security Act for more than three years. Prior to coming to World Vision, Beth Ann worked at Bread for the World where she helped draft some of the bill’s language around … Read More
In just this year, World Vision advocates have generated over 5,000 emails and nearly 350 calls to Congress urging our elected officials to pass the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). As a result of these efforts, we are hopeful a final vote on this legislation may be scheduled as soon as next week. When the … Read More
This past spring, thanks in great part to World Vision advocates, the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) passed both the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the U.S. Senate. Three years in the making, the GFSA is a bipartisan effort that will have a significant impact on efforts to end hunger and malnutrition around … Read More
After a long, bumpy, and dusty ride, our caravan of vehicles had arrived in the rural district of Chimanimani in the southeastern part of Zimbabwe.
This is the time of year when snow storms cover many parts of the country. When we are lucky, there is warning. The story often dominates the news, including reporters bundled up and waiting for the snow to start, and shots of people in line at the grocery store. Often shelves empty as people stock … Read More