More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every night, but the world doesn’t have to be this way. Ending extreme poverty and hunger is achievable, but we can’t do it alone. We need academia, civil society, the private sector, and you to help make it happen.
Through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, we are building connections and enabling collaboration among a broad range of partners to strengthen the global network of actors collectively fighting hunger worldwide.
On this “Giving Tuesday,” we encourage you to learn about global hunger, and consider how you might be a part of that network. Begin by going to www.FeedtheFuture.gov, and then consider one of these ways you can get started.
Academia and Research
Harnessing scientific innovation and technology in agriculture and nutrition is key to ending hunger. It’s also critical to meeting the global challenges of producing more food with less land and water, improving nutrition, and helping farmers adapt to climate change. Click here to find research and fellowship opportunities.
We need civil society partners with local connections, development expertise, and a passion for combating hunger, poverty and undernutrition to help end hunger. Civil society partners can apply for grants. Visit our website for more information on opportunities and eligibility.
We’ve developed a Private Sector Engagement Hub. The Hub provides a common platform by which potential private sector partners can learn about partnership opportunities with Feed the Future. Use our Opportunity Explorer tool to identify opportunities and register your partnership ideas. This represents your first step toward a potential public-private partnership — one that can benefit your business while helping improve global food security.
There are other ways you can help end hunger, too. Learn about and get involved with local and international nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and others who are fighting hunger in your community.
Together, we can help lift millions out of hunger, poverty, and undernutrition.
About the Author: Tjada D’Oyen McKenna serves as the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future and the Assistant to the Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Food Security.
This post originally appeared on the U.S. Department of State blog.