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May 2022

Addressing the Global Food Crisis

Families are facing unprecedented challenges in where to get their next meal. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is exacerbating the global food crisis brought on by the lasting impacts of the pandemic, climate shocks and protracted conflict, all of which will be felt by families in the years to come. That’s why Feed the Future invests in resilience to help communities stand up to recurrent shocks, while also addressing the underlying drivers of hunger, poverty and malnutrition.


Up to 40 million additional people could be pushed into poverty and food insecurity this year as a result of the impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine. We’re doubling down on our efforts by helping countries most vulnerable to the impacts of rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices. The U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan bill to provide more than $40 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people, with up to $760 million in additional funding to address the growing global food crisis. Through Feed the Future, the U.S. government is tackling fertilizer shortages so smallholder farmers can continue to grow crops for upcoming seasons, increasing investments in agricultural capacity and resilience like reducing food loss, and cushioning the shocks on poor people like safeguarding nutrition.


For stories and updates related to Feed the Future and global food security progress, keep an eye out for our upcoming newsletter issues.

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United States Leads Days of Action on

Global Food Security at UN

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken led the Days of Action on Global Food Security at the United Nations on May 18-19 as part of the U.S. strategy to mitigate the global food crisis through humanitarian assistance, multilateral engagements and increased food production. Find out how the U.S. is leading action to end hunger and malnutrition.

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President Biden Signs

Ukraine Emergency Assistance Bill

President Biden signed a bipartisan bill to provide more than $40 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people, with up to $760 million in additional funding to address the growing global food crisis.

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Feed the Future Global Coordinator Convenes Interagency Partners

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Feed the Future Global Coordinator and USAID Administrator Samantha Power convened interagency leaders Secretary Janet Yellen (U.S. Department of the Treasury), Secretary Tom Vilsack (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and others to discuss the U.S. government response to the global food crisis and leveraging an additional $760 million to address short- and long-term impacts on food security.

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Feed the Future Global Coordinator

Meets with BIFAD

Feed the Future Global Coordinator and USAID Administrator Samantha Power met with members of the Board for International Food and Development (BIFAD) for their first public meeting on May 23. Participants discussed how shocks, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are impacting global food security and nutrition and how the U.S. government is responding.

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Crisis in Focus: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Agrilinks is collecting submissions on how Feed the Future programs are adapting to the impacts of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine on global food security and nutrition. Articles will be shared on a new forum page called Crisis in Focus. Email info@agrilinks.org to get started.

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Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.