JANUARY 2020
New Decade, New Momentum to End Global Hunger
We believe it is possible to end global hunger.

Over the past decade , Feed the Future has lifted millions of people out of poverty and empowered people in ways that help build healthier families, thriving communities and global stability that will last well into the future.

As we head into a new decade of action on global hunger, our vision is a world free from hunger, malnutrition and poverty, where thriving local economies generate increased income for all people, where families consume balanced and nutritious diets and children grow up healthy and reach their full potential, and where resilience helps reduce vulnerability.

Recognizing that this is a big task, we have brought together the talents and resources of a wide range of partners and have tapped into the power of research and innovation from the start of the initiative. 
23.4 million
more people now live above the poverty line (estimate)
5.2 million
more families are no longer suffering from hunger (estimate)
3.4 million
more children are living free from stunting (estimate)

The stories of farmers, entrepreneurs, community leaders and innovators we work with bring these figures to life and inspire us to continue tackling chronic hunger and poverty in the years ahead. 

As we enter 2020, we look forward to helping our partner countries take further steps to stabilize their futures and end hunger in the new decade.
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New Reads
IFPRI has just released a new book on Youth and Jobs in Rural Africa: Beyond Stylized Facts and an accompanying synopsis.
Photo Credit: Douglas Gritzmacher for USAID
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.