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a Stronger

Feed the Future has reason to be hopeful, despite the challenges in recent years to global food security. In countries where Feed the Future works, there are stronger food systems, better nutrition, more agricultural development and more resilient people — millions of whom have been lifted out of poverty. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and global conflicts, our investments are more critical than ever.

Our goal is steadfast: End hunger and ensure every person has nourishing food to eat. Feed the Future has made great strides to that end.

Hapsatou Kah, a farmer, livestock manager, teacher, and entrepreneur

Our Progress

Feed the Future can measure its progress across several key parameters: Not only do we estimate that millions more people are not poor, stunted, nor hungry after our first seven years, we have seen significant increases in agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition and investments in research in many countries. Take a look at featured success stories from Tanzania, Nepal, Guatemala and Nigeria to learn more about the champions of Feed the Future's work.

Agriculture-Led Growth

Growth in the agriculture sector is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. Feed the Future partners with countries such as Nepal and Tanzania to make markets more inclusive, develop smart policies and bring technological innovations to smallholder farmers.

Severina Paul Mwaketeba


Severina runs a food processing business that sells and mills fortified flours. Like any small business owner, she has felt the shocks of the pandemic and limited access to credit. In collaboration with Feed the Future she gained access to financing and market connections. Severina boosted her sales and now offers more fortified flours to nourish her community.

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Mira Dangi Chhetri


Mira is a woman entrepreneur in a country where women business owners are not often taken seriously. By partnering with Feed the Future, she expanded her market connections and gained business management skills for her agricultural tools store – her sales have grown by 172 percent.

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Healthy communities are those that can bounce back from shocks and stresses, like drought, shortages or price spikes. Feed the Future invests in resilience by bridging the gap between humanitarian and development efforts to ensure lasting change. Our aim is to reduce the need for emergency assistance and enable communities to thrive.

Iddy Cinto


Iddy, an Indigenous Guatemalan farmer, worked alongside his father much of his life to cultivate their tomato farm. Through Feed the Future, he learned new techniques for irrigation and fertilizer. This knowledge helped him unlock the potential of his family’s farm, increasing their yields from 8,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds.

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Good nutrition saves lives and sets children up for a future full of potential and lifelong well-being. Feed the Future supports children – especially during the key "first 1,000 days" period – by increasing access to safe, healthy foods and nutrition education. This boosts economies: Every dollar invested in nutrition yields a $16 return.

Felicia Danlami & Alhaji Musa Bebeji


By working with local market sellers and consumers like Felicia and Musa in Nigeria, Feed the Future is reducing the risk of unsafe food sold in traditional markets. Empowered with the knowledge of nutrition and food safety, Felicia and Musa now serve as resources for their community.

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By The Numbers

Since 2011, Feed the Future has accomplished the following:

Helped farmers and farms generate more than $17.9 billion in agricultural sales

Unlocked more than $4.8 billion in agricultural financing

Leveraged more than $2.6 billion in private sector investment for food security and nutrition

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Women have always worked in agrifood systems, but these systems have not always worked for women. That’s because barriers have stood in their way, preventing them from making their fullest contributions. Last year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) “Status of Women in Agrifood Systems” report showed us just how slow progress has been in closing the gender gap in agriculture over the past decade. Their access to irrigation, livestock, land ownership and extension services has barely budged over the past decade. Also, they are facing these challenges at a time of immense global shocks.

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