Almost half of deaths for children under five years of age are attributed to malnutrition, and those children who survive have compromised cognitive and physical development. Feed the Future works with partners across the food and health system so families around the world have access to safe, affordable and nourishing diets. By investing in nutrition, Feed the Future is investing in a future where children survive, grow up to unlock their potential and become active contributors to their countries’ prosperity.
Feroza’s Farm Boosts Nutrition
In the Faridpur district of Bangladesh, the small village of Kafura is bustling with agricultural activity. Feroza Begum lives there with her family… Read more
How Locally Sourced Fish Powder Drives Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition in Zambia
In Zambia, Lake Kariba is at the heart of a thriving fishing community, yielding throngs of tiny nutrient-rich fish often caught by women. But in… Read more
Wholesale Flour Business Uplifts Women and Elevates Nutrition in Tanzania
Severina Paul Mwakateba, a businesswoman in Songwe, Tanzania, is the director of her own food processing business called AA Nafaka Store Supply Limited that mills and sells a variety of flours. More than half of Mwakateba’s workers, and many of the farmers she partners with, are women. In a culture where women are often expected to stay at home, Mwakateba found minimal leadership development opportunities and limited access to credit. That’s when Mwakateba started working with Feed the Future’s Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP). AINFP connects African food processing businesses, especially those owned by women, with access to technical advice, financing and market connections to grow their businesses. Read More