Feed the Future Newsletter, Issue 126, August 2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to pull out of the Black Sea Grain Initiative in July was a stark reminder of Russia’s use of food as a weapon, as the initiative helped ensure Ukraine could ship grains and oilseeds directly to countries around the world, including some of the world’s most food-insecure countries. It also supported Ukraine’s economy and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Ukrainian farmers. The U.S. government’s resolve to end hunger is unwavering. Read more in this issue about the ways Feed the Future is breaking the cycle of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable communities and supporting our partner countries as they build more resilient food systems in the face of global shocks.