Why USAID is Looking to Silicon Valley for Food Security Partners
Tackling global hunger requires an “all hands on deck” approach. Feed the Future represents a broad partnership that draws on the expertise, resources, talents and dedication of numerous organizations, companies and individuals.
We work with businesses small and large, from farmers themselves to cooperatives, agribusinesses, banks, entrepreneurs and more. More than 60 of these partners are U.S. companies, and 10 are Fortune 500 companies.
We draw on the best of American expertise in agriculture through a network of 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs that involve more than 70 U.S. universities and colleges. Our research partnerships also include international and national research centers and institutions.
We draw on the skills of the U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Treasury and State; Millennium Challenge Corporation; U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Peace Corps; U.S. African Development Foundation; Inter-American Foundation; and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
We work hand in hand with farmers organizations, non-profits, and community and faith-based groups, among others, to empower people to take ownership of their own advancement.
We focus our resources in countries that have great need, great potential for growth, and strong commitment to working with us to fight hunger and poverty.
From food processing experts at General Mills to farmers, ranchers, teachers and agriculture enthusiasts across the United States, our programs benefit from the time and expertise of American volunteers.