A Food-Secure 2030: A Global Vision and Call to Action

  • 11th September 2016
  • by secretary

7 September 2016. A Food-Secure 2030: A Global Vision and Call to Action.

In this paper (12 pages, pdf, 1.76 mb), the U.S. Government agencies charged with strengthening global food security call on the international community–particularly country leaders and donors–to build upon unprecedented recent progress and continue the fight against global food insecurity and malnutrition. 
Bolstered by the strong bipartisan passage of the Global Food Security Act by the U.S. Congress, the vision is caste for how the world can come together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ targets on poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and call upon the global development community to mobilize the resources and partnerships required for success.
  1. Developing country governments to put into place transparent, gender-sensitive policy systems designed to increase market efficiency and advance food security and nutrition priorities, multi-year spending plans targeting cost-effective investments, and accountability systems; 
  2. Development institutions, donors and technical agencies to support country leadership and capacity building, while deploying their resources in ways that catalyze both public and private investment and advance development-humanitarian assistance coherence
  3. Civil society organizations—from producer groups to private voluntary organizations and universities—to build capacity with proven and new approaches and hold the private and public sectors accountable; and 
  4. Private sector partners to responsibly invest capital (particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises, smallholder farms and women-owned businesses), grow their businesses, spur innovation to accelerate inclusive, sustainable growth, and scale market-based solutions that reduce and mitigate risk for vulnerable populations.
The U.S. Government’s continued, bipartisan commitment to ending poverty and hunger around the world was codified in July 2016 with the enactment of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), the largest development-related authorizing legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in a decade. Building on the momentum generated within the global community by the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the success of the World Humanitarian Summit, and the passage of the GFSA in the United States, it is time to champion a vision of a food-secure 2030.