Author: Sonya Hammons
President Obama signed the Global Food Security Act of 2016 (GFSA, P.L. 114-195) into law on July 20, 2016. The GFSA calls for a unified approach to U.S.-funded support for international food security. It also amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (P.L. 87-195) to re-authorize and expand funding for International Disaster Assistance (IDA). It makes up to half of this funding available for the Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP), a program that began in 2010 and this law now formalizes.