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Guidance and Tools for Global Food Security Programs

Feed the Future is moving into a new phase, guided by the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy. Developed by 11 U.S. Government agencies and departments, this strategy presents an integrated approach to combating the root causes of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

The strategy reflects lessons learned from Feed the Future’s first phase and charts a course for the U.S. Government and its partners to achieve a more food-secure future across the globe.

Browse the resources below for more information on the strategy, technical guidance, and additional tools for designing Feed the Future programs in this new phase.

The Strategy

The U.S. Government’s strategy for global food security maintains key tenets of the original Feed the Future model while making adjustments to account for changes in the global context and lessons learned. Of particular note, resilience is elevated within the strategy’s objectives, alongside agriculture-led growth and improved nutrition.

Performance Indicators List

A revised list of Feed the Future standard indicators provides a foundation for Feed the Future’s accountability and learning by measuring progress against all facets of the Global Food Security Strategy’s results framework. Please visit this link for the updated indicators along with background outlining their purpose, the process for updating them, and some of the primary changes.

Technical Guidance

The technical guidance below provides a shared understanding of key concepts and best practices for designing and implementing Feed the Future programs under the Global Food Security Strategy. Aid effectiveness principles are core to implementation across the technical areas.

The five Core topics below are essential reading while Supplemental topics are for use as needed. Supplemental topics were selected based on knowledge gaps or the need to present new information to the Feed the Future community. Please note these will be updated as needed to capture what we learn throughout implementation.

Core Guidance

Supplemental Guidance

For additional Nutrition (specific and sensitive) Guidance from the Multi-sectoral Strategy, please visit this link

Additional Resources and Tools