This week marks the second annual Feed the Future Week. As America’s initiative to combat global hunger, Feed the Future is making an impact in some of the world’s most vulnerable places.
Feed the Future brings partners together to help people harness the power of agriculture to jumpstart their local economies and lift themselves out of poverty. Today, as the world faces unprecedented need, we are working to build resilient communities and break the cycle of hunger and poverty that keeps people in crisis. We work hand in hand with countries as they invest in their own development.
By equipping people with the tools to feed themselves and their families over the long term, Feed the Future and our partners are tackling the root causes of hunger and poverty and bolstering people’s ability to meet future challenges. Together, we have and can continue to make progress against hunger and poverty so families around the world have the opportunity to build a healthy, secure future.
Throughout the week, we’ll be highlighting the progress Feed the Future has achieved and the integral contributions of our partners, as well as the ongoing need for greater food security and nutrition around the world.
Investing in agriculture, resilience and nutrition is one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger and poverty and to generate growth that improves lives, economies, and security. Since 2011, Feed the Future has helped millions of smallholder farmers increase their agricultural sales by nearly $2.6 billion. This translates into greater opportunities for poor families.
Check out the stories from our partners below to learn how agriculture is creating opportunities for farmers, families and entrepreneurs around the world.