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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)
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 20 target countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Featured Countries


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


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 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

Agriculture-Led Growth
Dual-Purpose Seeds in Senegal Make Life Easier and More Profitable for Farmers
Fish Breeding Technology in Bangladesh Offers Convenience and Quality to Farmers and Consumers
Photo of two farmers harvesting eggplant
Advancing the Conversation Around Building a Resilient Future
female food vendor holding dry good with outstretched hands
The Importance of Evidence for Building Resilience
Ethiopia, Niger
Esther Achola photo in lab
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Building a Better Peanut: Ugandan Scientist’s Studies Help Bring Farmers a More Resilient Crop
US Delegation portrait photo
Join the Conversation about Water Security for the People, Produce, and the Planet
USAID Announces $15 Million Investment to Extend Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Partnership led by the University of Georgia Research Foundation
Malian agro-food processors photo
Announcing the 2023 Feed the Future-Agrilinks Photo Contest Winners
Guatemala, Mali, Nepal, Senegal
Two women in a field
Agriculture-Led Growth
With High Global Fertilizer Prices, Farmers in Nigeria Are Turning to Custom Blends
Woman standing at USAID distribution site
Agriculture-Led Growth
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Food Security in Lebanon Starts With Seeds, Seedlings and Compost for Smallholder Farmers
Photo of Esposito at USAID site
Nutrition at the Center of the Storm
Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania
Dr. Helen Weldemichael holding $10,000 check for winning the EatSafe Challenge
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Ethiopian Inventor Promotes Safe, Nutritious Foods

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