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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
$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


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

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Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Women Researchers Across Africa Focus on Indigenous Crops to Boost Food Security – And Other Women’s Livelihoods
Ghana, Kenya, Uganda
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Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
A Women Farmers’ Cooperative on a Mission to Decrease Hunger
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Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Lenca Women of Honduras Use Grant to Help Their Communities Thrive
Food Security and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: How USAID is Supporting Farmers
Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda
USAID Announces Appointment of New Chief Nutritionist
USAID Chief Nutritionist, Patrick Webb
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Women Scientists Advancing Agriculture Research Across Africa
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Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Taking Action for Women in Agrifood Systems
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Agriculture-Led Growth
The Dirt on Soil: Healthy Soil is Super Hero in Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

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