JULY 2020
Staying Committed, Striving Forward
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, its serious impact on food security and nutrition is becoming clearer. Feed the Future remains committed to adapting our programs and resources to protect gains made and preserve livelihoods around the world.

Our latest stories show how we are tackling some of the world's greatest challenges, including the current pandemic, by redefining what's possible through innovation and technology. We continue to work with partners to better understand how to keep markets going while limiting the spread of the virus and to learn about how we can address the devastating effects it has on food security and nutrition.

Check out the resources, updates and opportunities below to keep up with Feed the Future this summer.



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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a local cooperative, with help from the U.S. African Development Foundation, is building peace through coffee. By teaching former child soldiers to produce coffee, the cooperative helps them contribute to their communities and make a living for their families.

The Reverberating Impact of COVID-19 on Nutrition
COVID-19 is expected to critically damage the nutrition of vulnerable groups, such as moms and babies. Learn more about our response and guidance on mitigating COVID-19’s impact on nutrition in the resources below.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feed the Future has been helping partner countries mitigate the social and economic impacts caused by the virus. Information and resources related to our food security and nutrition development response to COVID-19 are available online.
Feed the Future is hosting a virtual booth at the Plant Biology Worldwide Summit from July 27-31 to talk about the importance of agricultural research in ending hunger, poverty and malnutrition.
Interested in joining the Feed the Future team? We are hiring! Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with the latest vacancy announcements.
Calling all U.S. undergraduate and graduate students! Check out all the virtual internships available with Feed the Future. Apply by July 31.
We launched a photo contest to collect and showcase how digital technologies are improving development outcomes. Check out the submission guidelines and submit your photo by August 3.
What We're Reading
Photo and Video Credits: Root Capital; U.S. African Development Foundation.
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.