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Rising to the Challenge

Our annual update includes new life-of-initiative data and features stories of champions who are rising to the challenge to end hunger, poverty and malnutrition. 

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An Updated, Enhanced Strategy to End Hunger

The U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy guides the Feed the Future initiative. It rises to the challenges of our current global context and presents an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to combating the root causes of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty for the next five years.

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COVID-19 and Food Security

COVID-19 and Food Security

The current COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of the world. Feed the Future is taking action to bolster food systems and keep nutrition strong.

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As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, we’re addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition and transforming lives.

To achieve this, 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.

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

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

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The U.S. Government can't achieve global food security alone. We rely on a number of partners in the U.S., ranging from companies to universities to passionate individuals. Are you interested in partnering with Feed the Future? We can guide you to the right resources. Select the type of organization that you are associated with.

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