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We’re working to break the cycle of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

Our Mission

As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future works hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop their agriculture sectors and break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger. We are helping people feed themselves and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people, while building a more stable world.

Our Impact

Read our annual update to learn more about our results through the years and read the stories of lives changed.

23.4 M
More people now live above the poverty line (estimate)
3.4 M
More children are not stunted (estimate)
1000+
Innovations developed and deployed
$4 B
in financing for food security unlocked (2011-2020)
5.2 M
More families are no longer suffering from hunger (estimate)
$15.3 B
Generated in agricultural sales to help farmers (2011-2020)

Where We Work

We currently focus our efforts in 12 target countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Featured Countries

Bangladesh

Nearly half of all Bangladeshis are employed in agriculture and a large majority of the rural pupulation is involved in fisheries.

Ethiopia

With a population of more than 112 million people, Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing countries and economies in Africa.

Ghana

Agriculture is the largest source of employment in Ghana and growth in the sector is responsible for much of the country’s poverty reduction.

Latest Updates

Press
At United Nations General Assembly, President Biden Announces $2.9 Billion in Additional Funding to Strengthen Global Food Security
Photo of Kenyan farmer with crops
Nutrition
Policy
Private Sector Engagement
4 Ways the U.S. Government Is Responding to the Global Food Security Crisis
Woman in lab
Research
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
4 Women Scientists Breaking Down Barriers to End Hunger
Press
The United States Announces New Commitments to Respond to the Global Food Security Crisis
Agriculture-Led Growth
Resilience
Farmers in DRC learn new techniques as fertilizer costs rise
Agriculture-Led Growth
Nutrition
Enriching farms and food in sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
Farmer harvesting apples
Resilience
Policy
Private Sector Engagement
Q&A with DFC Chief Development Officer Andrew Herscowitz: How the U.S. government's development finance arm helps communities respond to crises and conflict
Press
The United States Provides Nearly $1.3 Billion in Surge of Humanitarian and Development Assistance to the Horn of Africa
Press
Administrator Samantha Power Delivers Address on Global Food Security Crisis Titled, "The Line Between Crisis and Catastrophe"
Nepal officials using satellite data in the field.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Resilience
Satellite Data Bolsters Food Security and Climate Resilience in South Asia
Bangladesh, Nepal
Rice-fish adaptive research plot in Nigeria
Resilience
Integrated Rice-Fish Farming in Nigeria: A Resilient Approach in the Face of Climate Change
Nigeria
Josephine Yeboah is CEO of EvansJoes Farm, a poultry operation in Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana
Resilience
Harnessing Innovation in Ghana to Reduce Food Loss and Waste
Ghana

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