Empower women and help end hunger: The Global Food Security Reauthorization Act (S. 2269/H.R. 5129)

April 12, 2018By Beth Ann SaraccoFood and Nutrition 1 Comment

Thanks to Advocates like you, in 2015, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act. Collectively, you took over 5,000 actions (phone calls, emails, op-eds, and more!) to support this bipartisan bill which now ensures greater government coordination across various food security and nutrition programs. Thank you! But we need your help again… Meet Ruma The … Read More

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

March 22, 2017By Beth Ann SaraccoClean Water, Food and Nutrition No Comments

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

It Comes Down to Resilience

November 23, 2016By Beth Ann SaraccoFood and Nutrition No Comments

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