International Development

AGree's International Development Initiative recognized that we need a safer, more diverse, sustainable global food system.

The Global Food Security Act was signed into law in 2016, and reauthorized in 2017. This legislation makes food security programs permanent through a strategic focus on smallholder agriculture. It is aligned with the consensus recommendations of AGree’s International Development Initiative; AGree activated the voices of its bipartisan membership, led by InterAction, in order to spur Congressional action.

AGree recognized that we need a safer, more diverse, sustainable global food system. This is possible when farmers, ranchers, and workers throughout the supply chain—including millions of smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women—have access to knowledge, tools, technology, and markets.

When communities are food secure, fewer people go hungry—and producers of all sizes are able to sustain the health of their families, land, and animals; contribute to the economic growth of their communities; and benefit from high quality education, healthcare, and career opportunities.