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A Roadmap to End Global Hunger Friends of the World Food Program Kevin Anderson, A Roadmap to End Global Hunger Friends of the World Food Program Kevin Anderson, Senior Public Policy Associate www. friendsofwfp. org 1 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

The World Food Program & Friends of the WFP § Friends of WFP • The World Food Program & Friends of the WFP § Friends of WFP • Friends of WFP unites organizations and individuals committed to solving world hunger. Our education, advocacy and fundraising efforts in the United States support WFP’s life-saving global food assistance and development programs. • Lead advocacy efforts to expand school meals programs, food assistance, and other international humanitarian and development programs. 2 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

Global Hunger Crisis § Skyrocketing food and fuel prices last year increased the number Global Hunger Crisis § Skyrocketing food and fuel prices last year increased the number of hungry persons from about 848 million (in 2005) to 963 million at the end of 2008. § Though prices came down by the end of 2008, they are still more than double 2005 levels and primary drivers of the crisis are still in place. 3 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

Drivers of the Global Hunger Crisis § Growing demand changing diets § Rising fuel Drivers of the Global Hunger Crisis § Growing demand changing diets § Rising fuel prices § Extreme weather and poor harvests § Low global food stocks § Declining value of the dollar 4 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009 photo credit: WFP/ Marcus Prior

Global Financial Crisis § Global financial crisis is rippling through developing world: • Declines Global Financial Crisis § Global financial crisis is rippling through developing world: • Declines in employment, remittances, exports, investments and other key sources of revenue for developing countries. 5 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

What has the United States committed to? § 1974: UN World Food Conference • What has the United States committed to? § 1974: UN World Food Conference • United States and world proclaim end to hunger within ten years § 2000: UN Millennium Summit • United States and world commit to eight Millennium Development Goals § 2008: High Level UN Conference on Food Security • United States reaffirms commitment to Millennium Development Goals 6 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger: Background § Though the international community has made The Roadmap to End Global Hunger: Background § Though the international community has made great strides in addressing global hunger, these successes are threatened by impact of food and financial crises. § Several studies undertaken last year, which examined US government efforts to address hunger reached similar conclusions: • Lack of comprehensive strategy • Insufficient coordination • US Foreign Assistance Chart 7 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

Roadmap: Mechanisms to Coordinate § Appoint a White House Coordinator to ensure interagency coordination Roadmap: Mechanisms to Coordinate § Appoint a White House Coordinator to ensure interagency coordination § Establish a Joint House/Senate Committee Focused on Global Hunger 8 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

Roadmap: The Comprehensive Strategy § Guiding Principles for the Strategy: • Comprehensive • Balanced Roadmap: The Comprehensive Strategy § Guiding Principles for the Strategy: • Comprehensive • Balanced and Flexible • Sustainable • Accountable • Multilateral 9 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

Roadmap: The Comprehensive Strategy § Emergency Response and Management § Safety Nets § Nutrition Roadmap: The Comprehensive Strategy § Emergency Response and Management § Safety Nets § Nutrition § Agricultural Development photo credit: WFP/Tom Haskell 10 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009

What can you do? § Support forthcoming legislation • Representatives Jim Mc. Govern (D-MA) What can you do? § Support forthcoming legislation • Representatives Jim Mc. Govern (D-MA) and Jo Ann Emerson (RMO) are drafting bipartisan legislation to enact key elements of the Roadmap to End Global Hunger, which will be introduced in the weeks ahead. • Visit www. friendsofwfp. org for more information • Email: [email protected] org • Sign-up to receive additional information from Friends of the World Food Program 11 | Friends of the World Food Program | April 6, 2009