An investment in nutrition is a down payment on the future productivity and health of poor communities in developing countries. It’s also key to ensuring countries advance in their development journeys to a day when they no longer need assistance.
Yet malnutrition still affects 155 million children under the age of 5 globally, and many poor communities still lack the resources and education they need to properly nourish themselves.
Through an approach that integrates activities from a range of sectors, Feed the Future builds the capacity of governments, researchers, local communities and health workers to improve nutrition and help families grow, purchase and prepare more nutritious foods. Along with our partners, we’re helping more children get the right nutrition they need early in life, helping producers feed more people with more nutritious crops, and helping farming families improve both diets and community resilience with good nutrition practices.
This work extends beyond the farm to the markets where people buy food, the processors who add nutrition through fortification, and the entrepreneurs who are finding new ways of connecting poor people with more nutrition foods and practices.
Read on to see how the individuals we work with are changing their communities’ dinner plates—today and for generations to come.