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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
$6.2 B
in financing for food security unlocked (2011-2022)
5.2 M
More families are no longer suffering from hunger (estimate)
$28 B
Generated in agricultural sales to help farmers (2011-2022)

Where We Work

We currently focus our efforts in 20 target countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Featured Countries

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.

Guatemala

Guatemala has tremendous potential for expanding its agriculture sector – promising job creation and stable incomes – to address the primary drivers of poor nutrition, poverty and migration.

Latest Updates

Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Research
Women Scientists Advancing Agriculture Research Across Africa
Salt cured fish is sold at the Grand Marché in Lome, Togo
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Taking Action for Women in Agrifood Systems
Agriculture-Led Growth
The Dirt on Soil: Healthy Soil is Super Hero in Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change
A woman with her poultry farm in Isiolo County, Kenya.
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Resilience
Q&A with Ann Vaughan, USAID Senior Advisor for Climate Change: Tackling Gender Inequality Lessens Hunger
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Nutrition
Resilience
2023 Borlaug Dialogue: Harnessing Change for Global Food Security
Agriculture-Led Growth
Dual-Purpose Seeds in Senegal Make Life Easier and More Profitable for Farmers
Senegal
Research
Fish Breeding Technology in Bangladesh Offers Convenience and Quality to Farmers and Consumers
Bangladesh
Photo of two farmers harvesting eggplant
Resilience
Advancing the Conversation Around Building a Resilient Future
female food vendor holding dry good with outstretched hands
Resilience
The Importance of Evidence for Building Resilience
Ethiopia, Niger

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