A Hand Up to Fight Hunger
Feed the Future just released its 2017 Progress Snapshot, which highlights our results to date. One thing is clear: We are helping to make a real impact in the lives of families, farmers and children across the world.
As America’s initiative to combat global hunger, Feed the Future is boosting the effectiveness and efficiency of our food security investments. The initiative is giving people a hand up, so they can gain the skills and opportunities they need to feed their families and secure their futures. We have an approach that works.
Since the start of Feed the Future: 9 million more people are living free from poverty, 1.7 million households are not suffering from hunger, and 1.8 million more children are living free from the devastating effects of stunting in the areas where the initiative has worked. Smallholder farmers have made more than $2.6 billion in new agricultural sales with our help. Nearly $2.7 billion in agricultural and rural loans has been unlocked to help smallholder farms and businesses grow.
This means more families can stand on their own two feet, more resilient communities can face the challenges that come their way, and more countries can advance on a path to self-reliance.
Through Feed the Future, we are making a lasting impact by investing in agriculture. Feed the Future will continue working hand-in-hand with donors, host governments, scientists and researchers, civil society partners, and the private sector to eradicate hunger. In case you missed it last month, we announced a new set of Feed the Future countries in which well target our efforts and investments.
Learn More and Join Us in the Fight Against Global Hunger