Feed the Future Newsletter, Issue 125, July 2023
Compounding shocks in recent years – protracted conflict, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic – have threatened progress to improve food security and nutrition. While food and fertilizer prices have stabilized and countries continue to recover economically from the pandemic, we’re not out of the woods yet. This month, FAO’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 report found that over 122 million more people are facing hunger in the world since 2019 due to the pandemic and repeated weather shocks and conflicts, including the war in Ukraine.
Feed the Future recognizes that the fight for food security for all is ongoing and continues to support farmers and communities in the most vulnerable countries. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced $260 million in additional funding to bolster the work of Feed the Future in countries across Africa and Asia that have been hardest hit by recent shocks. Through these strategic investments, Feed the Future continues to collaborate with local partners and governments to make a difference on-the-ground.