Partnership Updates

May 19, 2014
Global leaders today praised President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative for reaching nearly 7 million smallholder farmers and helping to save 12.5 million children from the threat of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in just the last year alone.
May 19, 2014
In the spirit of this progress, here are some of the ways that Feed the Future is helping grow a more prosperous future for the 842 million people who will still go to sleep hungry tonight.
May 19, 2014
“Coffee rust threatens more than your morning coffee—it affects jobs, businesses, and the security of millions across the Americas,” said USAID’s Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein.
January 30, 2014
“Partnership with A to Z was critical to the success of this project,” says Mathieu Ngouajio, professor at Michigan State University and a leader of the Horticulture Innovation Lab project. “They have made all the fine-tuning that we needed on the nets and supplied our team with the material for field studies. Without that type...
November 12, 2013
Exciting times are ahead for the future of global agriculture, development, and health.
June 28, 2013
It’s not every day that the president of the United States travels to Senegal. It’s also not every day that he announces more than $180 million in agriculture investments in the West Africa region to improve food security.
June 28, 2013
The Partnership will work in four countries within the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security—Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania—where it will help governments strengthen their seed sectors and promote the commercialization, distribution and adoption of improved seeds and other key technologies.
June 28, 2013
Today, as part of our trip to three African countries, President Obama highlighted this partnership by meeting with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are improving the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa with new technology and methods of agriculture.
May 22, 2013
This new collaboration will leverage ACPFG’s unique gene technologies and considerable expertise in cereal stress tolerance and Vibha’s field evaluation and rice transformation capabilities to develop new rice and wheat varieties with enhanced tolerance to drought and salinity, allowing farmers more stable production in the...
May 10, 2013
This week, with the AfDB and Government of Sweden, we launched first-of-its-kind effort to expand this progress and growth. The Agriculture Fast Track will encourage private sector investment in agricultural infrastructure projects to advance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing so, it supports Africa’s agriculture...

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August 13, 2013
So how can civil society engage with Feed the Future? While not a comprehensive list, here are four ideas on ways that you can get involved.
July 1, 2013
What makes these innovations yet more exciting is the potential for scaling them up and sharing them with other nations. New technology is only as good as our ability to get it into the hands of the millions of smallholder farmers who are the foundation for agriculture-led economic growth. Through Feed the Future, we are...
June 8, 2013
A silent crisis is happening right now. It affects 165 million children globally, robbing them of the future they deserve and leading to more child deaths every year than any other disease. In a world of plentiful, nutritious foods and advanced science, this is unacceptable. We can do better. And we can do it together.
March 12, 2013
We created the WEAI as a monitoring and evaluation tool to track the effects of our programs over time, but one of the most exciting uses of the WEAI has been as a diagnostic tool to identify constraints women face in the agriculture sector.