In 2014, the U.S. Government and its partners continued to build on Feed the Future's early success to drive real change on a large scale. Read on for highlights on how we're sustaining progress toward the goal of ending hunger in our lifetimes.
Stella Oyuku had long hoped to save money and buy a goat that would produce milk and offspring that she could sell for income. However, banks and lenders were far from her community and, without financial education, her dream was very far from reality.
In northern Senegal, centuries-old social divisions between nomadic and settled populations have resulted in complex disagreements over land use rights. U.S. Government support is helping ease these tensions and secure land tenure for traditionally landless groups and underserved populations, including women.
Feed the Future and Lutheran World Relief are working together with ten municipalities in Western Honduras on a project to help women and men to advocate for policy changes that enhance women’s access to credit and respond to their needs in agriculture.
Soybean Innovation Lab researchers Drs. Kathleen Ragsdale and Lindsey Peterson of Mississippi State University are using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to study the effect of gender on soybean adoption in Ghana and Mozambique.