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We #EndHunger by Harnessing the Potential of Women and Youth

We #EndHunger by Harnessing the Potential of Women and Youth

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.

Throughout this week, we’ll be highlighting our progress to date and showcasing how our partnerships are vital to fighting hunger and poverty and creating economic opportunities. So far, we have highlighted our efforts in strengthening resilience in the face of adversity and empowering communities to improve nutrition, and scaling innovation for sustainable progress.

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Harnessing the Potential of Women and Youth

Photo of young African woman
Photo by Peace Corps

As the drivers of economies around the world, women and youth are vital to both present and future food security. Feed the Future efforts address the specific barriers women, girls, and young people face so they can engage productively in agriculture, both on and off the farm.

Feed the Future taps into the potential of young people to establish well-functioning, connected markets that create jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for a new generation. And by helping women overcome obstacles in agriculture, increase incomes, and build their own businesses, we are creating sustainable growth that transforms communities.

Read on for stories from our partners to learn how empowered women and youth are taking the lead in agriculture and helping communities become more food-secure.

From Pumpkins to Profits — a Ugandan Cinderella Story (USAID)

Women Helping Women: A Community Joins Hands to Overcome Hardship in Kenya (World Food Programme)

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