Newsletter Issue 69 • June 2018
Advancing Nutrition, From Plates to Processors
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.
Feed the Future in Action
Using better agricultural techniques, a mother and farmer is growing her family’s income, nutrition and food security and sharing her lessons so her community can fight malnutrition. 
Food processors are making foods last longer and reaching vulnerable communities to fight malnutrition.
Beans, a small but mighty source of nutrition, are helping farmers transform their livelihoods and community health.
See how digital agriculture technologies are advancing nutrition and food across the globe.
Partner Stories
After a tropical cyclone flattened her family's farmland, a farmer in Fiji learned how to rebuild her livelihood and future through agriculture.
Explore how effective policies boost our global nutrition and food security efforts.
Programs that target mothers and children during the first 1,000 days of life are crucial - and might help reduce anemia, too.
USAID is giving Ugandan mothers the power to combat childhood stunting by teaching which foods are best.
Nutrition specialists are helping communities supplement their diets with healthier options, technical training and cooking demonstrations.
A Peace Corps Volunteer helps women in Nepal overcome barriers and grow their business.
Featured Video
After a 20-year-long war in northern Uganda, the women of the Gulu Women's Dairy Cooperative have banded together. With support from the U.S. African Development Foundation, a Feed the Future partner, they’re ensuring nutrition for their families and rebuilding their community. 
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Photo Credits: Feature Article – Credit: Sarah Crozier, NCBA CLUSA
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.