Newsletter Issue 78 • May 2019
Building Resilient Communities for Lasting Progress
When families, communities and countries are resilient, they can better cope and even thrive during hard times. Feed the Future builds resilience in areas where economic, conflict and weather-related shocks often recur.
We do so by strengthening and diversifying sources of income for vulnerable populations; managing risk through insurance and better access to financial services; using early warning information to better prepare for foreseeable shocks and stresses; improving natural resource management; diversifying diets for better nutrition; and more .
By empowering families and communities with the tools and resources they need to stand strong amid shocks and stresses, Feed the Future is helping build lasting food security and nutrition for future generations.
Studies have shown this not only saves lives and livelihoods, but is also cost-effective. By investing in long-term solutions today, we can reduce the need for costly humanitarian assistance in the future and help countries protect progress and advance toward self-reliance.
Feed the Future in Action
With diversified income, access to loans and savings for the future, Aberu is prepared to withstand the effects of drought in Ethiopia. 
Farmers in Bangladesh escape the risk of heat stress with new
planting strategies.
This women’s group in Zambia is diversifying its crop production to earn more, even during droughts.
With more skills and knowledge, Alimata has become a community leader, a successful producer
and an entrepreneur. 
Feed the Future expands livestock insurance to help pastoralists in Northern Kenya manage risk and improve community resilience.
Partner Stories
Meet Boubacar Gado, a veterinarian who treats animals in rural Niger to help families earn more income. 
Synergies between economic, psychological and social assets can facilitate recovery and resilience.
The University of California, Davis brings U.S. ingenuity to bear to help farmers in Mozambique
overcome challenges. 
Partnership with local governments
is strengthening Tanzania’s
water resource management
at all levels.
Vegetable farmers work with U.S. university researchers in Cambodia to grow crops inside nethouses for better harvests. 
USAID supports vulnerable populations in the Central African Republic by helping meet their basic needs during crisis. 
Upcoming Events
June 3-5, 2019
The Hague, Netherlands
June 5, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Photo Credits: Cover Photo – USAID Kenya
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.