Feed the Future was born of the belief that global hunger is solvable.
As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, we’re transforming lives toward a world where people no longer face the agony and injustice of extreme poverty, undernutrition and hunger.
To achieve this, Feed the Future agencies work hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop their agriculture sectors and break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger. Not only is this the smart thing to do, as it promotes global prosperity and stability, it’s also the right thing to do.
Our assistance is helping:
Increase agricultural productivity and generate opportunities for economic growth and trade in developing countries
Boost the harvests and incomes of rural smallholder farmers, who are the key to unlocking agricultural growth and transforming economies
Improve agricultural research and development and get existing, proven technologies to more people
Increase resilience to prevent recurrent crises and help communities better withstand and bounce back from crises when they do happen
Feed the Future works from farms to markets to tables to improve incomes and nutrition. Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of poverty and the prevalence of stunted children (a measure of undernutrition) each by 20 percent in the areas where we work. This means more families will be able to lift themselves out of poverty and pay for things like nutritious food, education and health care.
Area of Focus
Hunger and poverty don’t have to be with us forever. We’re forging long-term solutions by:
Supporting the food security priorities of our partner countries and helping build their capacity for sustainable development
Promoting collaboration at the U.S. and international levels
Empowering women, who are vital to driving agricultural growth
Embracing innovative partnerships with the private sector, civil society and the research community
Fostering policy environments that enable private investment
Advancing big ideas and climate-smart agriculture through research and innovation
Integrating agriculture and nutrition, with a particular focus on mothers and children
Maximizing cost-effective results that create the conditions where our assistance is no longer needed
By not only doing what’s right, but doing the right things well, our generation can end poverty and leave a legacy of shared progress and prosperity.