Feed the Future helps countries boost agriculture-led growth, which is one of the most effective tools countries have to lift people out of hunger and poverty. In addition to boosting productivity, we help countries strengthen markets, encourage investment, develop sound policies, and get research and technology into the hands of farmers.
Farmers in DRC learn new techniques as fertilizer costs rise
Justine Lumbwe Konde has used skills from a Feed the Future program to decrease her dependence on fertilizer, fight pests and increase her community’s crop… Read more
Enriching farms and food in sub-Saharan Africa
Smallholder farmers cultivate resilience with locally-sourced fertilizers. Rosaline Akochi, a farmer in Kenya, uses a material called biochar, which is a charcoal substance that attracts… Read more
Female Agribusiness Owner Sprouts Success for Other Women in Nepal
In 2004, Mira DC opened her first agricultural tools store, Janata Agrovet, where she sells vegetables, maize, and rice seeds as well as rice, insecticides, fertilizers and other farming equipment. At first, sales were slow, in part because she had few relationships with farmers, wholesalers, traders, other organizations and the local municipality – and many were men. Mira partnered with a Feed the Future project called USAID Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture in Nepal II (KISAN II). USAID KISAN II aims to increase resilience, inclusiveness and sustainability for more than 200,000 agribusiness owners like Mira.  Read More