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.
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 International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is working with governmental agencies like the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to adapt to the… 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
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
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Where We Work
We currently focus our efforts in 20 target countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Nearly half of all Bangladeshis are employed in agriculture and a large majority of the rural pupulation is involved in fisheries.
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.