2018 Feed the Future Week — Join the #EndHunger Conversation
This year marks the 3rd Annual Feed the Future Week!
Feed the Future is America’s global hunger initiative. At the heart of our work is the idea that together — through innovation, partnerships, and a commitment to making a difference — we can end global hunger.
“I began my career in international development 30 years ago. During that time, I have seen the transformative power of our work in some of the most-challenging places in the world. Feed the Future, America’s initiative to combat global hunger, is one of the most important advancements I have seen.”
— Mark Green, USAID Administrator
We do that by bringing together the best of American ingenuity and innovation to create solutions that lift smallholder farmers out of poverty, empower women and youth, and help children get the right nutrition for a healthy start in life. With our partners, Feed the Future is moving the needle on poverty and stunting. Since the initiative started, an estimated 23.4 million more people are living above the poverty line, 3.4 million more children are living free of stunting, and 5.2 million more families no longer suffer from hunger.
But our progress isn’t guaranteed. To sustainably reduce global hunger, poverty and malnutrition in the decade ahead, we will have to protect and accelerate this progress in an increasingly dynamic world.
Expanding Opportunities and Securing Global Stability
Over the last year, we have seen unprecedented humanitarian need across the world as millions more have fallen back into hunger and malnutrition. Often, these conditions push people into despair and exacerbate many of today’s global economic and security challenges.
Feed the Future catalyzes agriculture-led growth to help families and communities not just survive, but thrive. Through smart, effective investments, Feed the Future is fighting the root causes of poverty and expanding economic opportunities. Our work is lifting up families, women, entrepreneurs, and the world’s most vulnerable people. Ultimately, these efforts are helping to create a more peaceful and stable world so we can protect our food security gains and accelerate our progress.
Read on for stories from our partners to learn how we are helping countries advance on their journeys to self-reliance while creating a more stable and secure world.