Countries in the Lead
Feed the Future empowers the communities we work with by equipping them with the tools to respond to various challenges.

Pandemics like COVID-19 highlight the importance of this work to build local capacity and resilience to deal with sudden shocks.

We do so by working in partnership with local governments, businesses, nonprofits and others to ensure that the solutions we help them implement are sustainable and carried forward in the years to come. When countries are in the lead, they own and guide efforts to drive their development progress.

Check out the stories below to learn more about how we work hand in hand with partner country governments and local public and private sector partners to build stable and resilient countries that are more self-reliant.

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Automating everyday farming activities is essential to increasing production and income. Local cooperatives are stepping in to provide training and access to machines to farmers like Radhika in Nepal.
Though iron deficiency and anemia are major health threats across Uganda, smallholder farmers have found ways to boost nutrition in their communities through iron-rich beans and other nutrient-rich foods.
A loan guarantee helped smallholder farmer Edward Munaaba install solar panels on his farm – improving his own farming practices and increasing harvests across the community.
Drought can greatly affect the livelihoods of pastoralists, but an early warning system can help mitigate devastating effects.
More From Our Partners
Join Kim Olson, the host of the Something Greater podcast, and guest Dai Harvey, from Land O'Lakes Venture37, to learn more about how cooperatives strengthen agricultural economies across the globe and improve food securities.
USAID helps partner cities and towns around the globe avoid their own "day zero" scenarios (when taps run dry) and improve sustainable access to water for those who need it most.
Malnutrition is an enduring problem in Nepal. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement works with local scientists to develop and deliver better lentil varieties to boost nutrition.
In Case You Missed It
Making Food Systems More Inclusive
IFPRI's 2020 Global Food Policy Report highlights how to make food systems more inclusive. The goal: build vulnerable populations' resilience to shocks, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, and meet global goals to end poverty, hunger and malnutrition.
Agrilinks Launches COVID-19 Series
Agrilinks is curating a special series of blog posts analyzing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national and global food and nutrition security, poverty and development.
COVID-19 and Developing Food Systems
The Michigan State University Food Security Group and Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence have created a new website to provide frontline information and critical thinking on the COVID-19 pandemic and developing country food systems.
Job and Grant Opportunities
Funding Opportunity
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety is seeking applications from researchers to submit proposals for projects that support the Lab's efforts to increase the production of, and access to, safe and nutritious food. The deadline to submit concept notes is May 7!
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Photo Credits: Robic Upadhyaya/KISAN II, Winrock International; HarvestPlus; U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Bobby Neptune for USAID; U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Douglas Gritzmacher for USAID.
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.