What Trump and African leaders need to know about food security (opinion)


Fortunately, it seems to have bipartisan support, as evidenced last month when the Republican-controlled Senate reauthorized the legislation for another five years. It will soon face a vote in the House, and its odds there are relatively high — with 107 cosponsors (including 30 Republicans) already lined up.
But even if the bill passes both houses, it remains to be seen whether President Donald Trump will sign it into law. If the administration’s stance on another very similar Obama-era initiative — the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, which increases food security by boosting agricultural productivity, predominantly in African countries — is anything to go by, the chances for renewal appear quite low. On the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency, the Treasury Department…

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