This work benefits both the United States and other counties by generating new channels of economic activity, trade and commerce between the demand of markets at the top of the pyramid and the new agricultural producers at the bottom.
Meet Edna Possolo, the previous Department Head for Nutrition in Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and now a scholar in the Borlaug Higher Education for Research and Development Program, implemented by Michigan State University and supported by USAID under the Feed the Future initiative.
Improving nutrition, particularly for mothers and young children, is one of Feed the Future’s highest-level goals. In Honduras, some important breakthroughs in nutrition programming are paving the way toward better health and nourishment for some of the country’s most vulnerable children.
The "1,000 day household" approach considers the state of the environment, gender-based violence, early childhood development, disease, water sources, and other factors that affect nutrition among children.
You probably don’t tune in to Days of Our Lives for health advice, but a Feed the Future project in Ethiopia is taking an out-of-the-box approach to improving nutrition through a new radio soap opera campaign that is capturing the attention of traditional pastoral families.
One recent evening in Battambang province, Ream Nheb and her daughter, Chhong Kemhuan, put into action the nutrition lessons learned from Feed the Future. Together, they prepared a stew called samlor kakow that includes pork, leafy greens, papaya and eggplant.
Feed the Future Peace Corps Volunteer Caitlin Hughes learned that students at a local secondary boarding school were facing underwhelming dietary diversity on a daily basis. So she decided to work with the local community to boost nutritional awareness and dietary diversity by cultivating mushrooms.