Office of Press RelationsTelephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIn a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a devastating crop pest that threatens to create a…
Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in America's global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda.
Summary: Today, Congress passed an important piece of bipartisan legislation that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to ending global hunger, poverty and child malnutrition.Today, Congress took an historic step by passing the Global Food Security Act, an important piece of bipartisan legislation that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to ending global…
Households across rural Senegal rely on wood, crop residue or dung-fueled fires that cause health hazards and take a toll on the environment. To address this issue, the Cochran Fellowship Program has explored alternative, safer, and more efficient cooking methods and is actively promoting a new cook stove to communities across the country.
In recent years, as OPIC has increased its focus on renewable resources, it has supported investments not just in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, but also in clean water, forest preservation and sustainable agriculture, all essential to feeding an increasingly populous planet.
Marina Jabunnaher is a senior monitoring and evaluation officer with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Extension in Bangladesh. A rising leader in her field, she is also the beneficiary of capacity building efforts under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of the Feed the Future initiative.
Since this Feed the Future project began in 2011, farmers working with COMACO have seen a 47 percent increase in their annual incomes, and aerial surveys taken before and during the project show a significant increase in vegetation where participating farmers live compared to neighboring regions.