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.
In Tanzania, a Feed the Future program is working to improve household health and nutrition through trainings on home garden production, education related to household nutrition, and HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and control.
Health problems during pregnancy and among young children are often related to poor nutrition, which is why a maternal and child health project in Tajikistan is helping women learn skills and receive support to better care for themselves and their children before, during and after pregnancy.
When Eric Muraguri noticed women collecting chicken byproduct parts outside a Nairobi poultry processing plant where he worked, he decided to start a service to provide safe and affordable protein to some of Kenya’s poorest people.
Soybean is unfamiliar to populations in many developing countries, so the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research, led by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are researching how to increase sustainable consumption of this nutritious crop.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Grain Legumes, led by Michigan State University, is undertaking a number of projects to maximize the potential of common food staples to combat undernutrition and food insecurity.