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U.S. Government

Led by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Feed the Future draws on the agricultural, trade, investment, development and policy resources and expertise of multiple U.S. federal departments and agencies. We’ve put whole-of-government into practice.

Our Partners

  • U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contributes to Feed the Future by leading interagency coordination as well as field implementation of the initiative. USAID manages an array of agricultural development, nutrition and resilience projects that support Feed the Future’s goals, move countries along a path toward self-reliance, and leverage partners, like the private sector and research community, for sustainable progress. USAID also provides expertise and leadership in rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning for the initiative.

  • The Department of State

    The Department of State contributes to Feed the Future by promoting global, regional, national, and sub-national policies that foster sustainable reductions in hunger and malnutrition and sustainable increases in agricultural development in ways that concurrently promote U.S. economic prosperity and national security.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) contributes to Feed the Future with agricultural programs and activities focused on capacity building, international food assistance, research, and the promotion of science-based solutions to expand markets and trade.

  • The U.S. Department of the Treasury

    The U.S. Department of Treasury contributes to Feed the Future by overseeing multilateral development bank (MDB) funding for agricultural activities, including activities financed through the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Global Agriculture Food Security Program, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank.

  • The Millennium Challenge Corporation - MCC

    The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) contributes to Feed the Future by working with countries to implement market-driven solutions to poverty and food insecurity. MCC invests in a variety of projects that include critical infrastructure, sanitation and nutrition, stronger property rights and improved land policy, as well as access to finance. From the formalization of land rights for more than 320,000 land users to the disbursement of more than $87 million in agricultural and rural loans, MCC’s investments are helping to empower farmers and rural economies.

  • U.S. Department of Commerce

    The U.S. Department of Commerce contributes to Feed the Future by promoting trade and investment through sustained engagement of partner country governments and advocacy on behalf of the U.S. private sector. It also provides weather and climate forecasting and guidance to some countries to mitigate weather shocks and stresses through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation - OPIC

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, contributes to Feed the Future by helping the private sector invest in agriculture across the developing world. By providing financing, political risk insurance, and support for private equity, OPIC helps U.S businesses invest in emerging markets. Over the past 20 years, OPIC has invested more than $500 million in projects that support food security, irrigation, and smallholder farmers.

  • The Peace Corps

    The Peace Corps contributes to Feed the Future through the work of Peace Corps Volunteers, building local capacity among individuals, groups and communities to promote sustainable agricultural development, better nutrition and stronger resilience. Since 2012, approximately 1,000 Volunteers in at least 40 countries around the world have supported Feed the Future activities every year, reaching over 40,000 beneficiaries annually.

  • The U.S. African Development Foundation - USADF

    The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) contributes to Feed the Future by addressing, at the grassroots level, the root causes of hunger and food insecurity. USADF provides seed capital and local technical assistance directly to small and medium agricultural enterprises to improve productivity, strengthen resilience and increase incomes for smallholder farmers. Since 2010, USADF has invested over $100 million in enterprise development and reached nearly 3 million farmers and their families with better food security.

  • U.S. Geological Service

    The U.S. Geological Service (USGS) contributes to Feed the Future by providing scientific and technical expertise for remotely-sensed and seasonal forecast-derived products on crop performance indices for more informed recovery, response and preparedness. The USGS also provides expertise on integrated approaches for sustainable water resources and management to increase resilience to drought.

  • U.S. Trade Representative

    The U.S. Trade Representative contributes to Feed the Future by advancing work on trade and investment policy, including trade facilitation and other efforts to reduce barriers to efficient markets, consistent with international obligations in the World Trade Organization, through bilateral discussions such as trade and investment, framework agreements, and free trade agreements.

Get Involved

Ending global hunger is achievable, but the U.S. Government can’t do it alone. Feed the Future works with the private sector, partner governments, local partners, universities and research institutions, and NGOs to share our American legacy of agricultural ingenuity and reap the benefits. Visit our other partner pages to learn more about how you can get involved in the fight against hunger and poverty.