Tackling hunger at home and abroad because our food policy is our foreign policy
For the first time in a decade, the number of hungry people on the planet is on the rise. The United Nations estimates the number of food-insecure people at 815 million in 2017—up from 777 million just two years ago.
At the same time, just 8 percent of people in low-income countries are covered by food-based safety net systems that could help the most vulnerable households keep food on the table when crisis strikes, according to a recent report by the World Bank.
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