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We’re working to break the cycle of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

Our Mission

As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future works hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop their agriculture sectors and break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger. We are helping people feed themselves and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people, while building a more stable world.

Our Impact

Read our annual update to learn more about our results through the years and read the stories of lives changed.

23.4 M
More people now live above the poverty line (estimate)
3.4 M
More children are not stunted (estimate)
Innovations developed and deployed
$4 B
in financing for food security unlocked (2011-2020)
5.2 M
More families are no longer suffering from hunger (estimate)
$15.3 B
Generated in agricultural sales to help farmers (2011-2020)

Where We Work

We currently focus our efforts in 12 target countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Featured Countries


With a population of more than 112 million people, Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing countries and economies in Africa.


Agriculture is the largest source of employment in Ghana and growth in the sector is responsible for much of the country’s poverty reduction.


Guatemala has tremendous potential for expanding its agriculture sector – promising job creation and stable incomes – to address the primary drivers of poor nutrition, poverty and migration.

Latest Updates

Administrator Samantha Power’s Trip to Iowa Highlights Strategy to Fight Global Hunger
Administrator Power Delivers “Feeding the World We Now Face” Speech at International Borlaug Dialogue, Announces New Actions to Fight Global Hunger
USAID and USDA announce the Global Food Security Research Strategy to Fight Hunger and Build Sustainable Systems
2022 Progress Snapshot Feature Story - Guatemala
2022 Progress Snapshot Feature Story - Nigeria
At United Nations General Assembly, President Biden Announces $2.9 Billion in Additional Funding to Strengthen Global Food Security
Photo of Kenyan farmer with crops
Private Sector Engagement
4 Ways the U.S. Government Is Responding to the Global Food Security Crisis
Woman in lab
Gender Equity, Equality and Women’s Empowerment
4 Women Scientists Breaking Down Barriers to End Hunger
Agriculture-Led Growth
Farmers in DRC learn new techniques as fertilizer costs rise
Agriculture-Led Growth
Enriching farms and food in sub-Saharan Africa
Farmer harvesting apples
Private Sector Engagement
Q&A with DFC Chief Development Officer Andrew Herscowitz: How the U.S. government's development finance arm helps communities respond to crises and conflict
The United States Provides Nearly $1.3 Billion in Surge of Humanitarian and Development Assistance to the Horn of Africa
Administrator Samantha Power Delivers Address on Global Food Security Crisis Titled, "The Line Between Crisis and Catastrophe"

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