We’ve wrapped up yet another photo contest here at Feed the Future and we’re excited to publish all the amazing photos for you to view. Read on to find out which photos won and the stories behind them.
Sometimes, the best offense can be a strong defense. That’s why Feed the Future is working with scientists abroad to slow the spread of a tomato-destroying pest before it makes its way into the United States. By being proactive, the scientists hope to save farmers millions in economic damages.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a Feed the Future partner agency, is bringing together an American faith-based organization and community volunteers in Indonesia to tackle childhood stunting there. Through media and community outreach, they are helping kids in Indonesia reach their full potential.
Storage bags are one of the most effective and affordable crop storage solutions for smallholder farmers. But until recently, they weren’t available in Kenya. A partnership between Purdue University and Feed the Future is changing that, creating market opportunities for African and American companies alike.
A young Tanzanian agricultural scientist studying in the U.S. is helping farmers protect their crops by using weather patterns. Her data, which has projections to the end of the 21st century, could help farmers assess their risks to weather shocks so they can continue growing food for their families and communities.
To spur development of a low-cost thresher that would help improve farming in developing countries, Feed the Future partnered with a Ghanaian engineer to hold a contest for the best thresher. With the help of an American family-owned business, participants now have the know-how to produce a winning design.
In our first guest blog of the year, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Bruce Williams shares the experiences and the friendships he’s made through a USAID program. Bruce has worked with farmers across the world to help them solve tough problems and provide for their families and communities.