A woman holds wheat, a symbol of the farmers of Navarra, during San Fermin Day at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Aid agencies have hailed the passage of a U.S. bill that aims to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world by helping smallholder farmers, especially women, with investments targeted at increasing productivity and improving nutrition.The Global Food Security Act of 2016, which enshrines in law the U.S. government's global hunger initiative Feed the Future, is designed to promote food security, resilience, and nutrition through investments in agriculture.South Asia, where as many as 281 million people do not have enough food, faces the highest burden of hunger.
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