Two billion people in the world do not consume enough nutrients to live healthy, productive lives. Nearly 200 million children under age 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition. Poor communities in developing countries disproportionately bear this burden and its permanent consequences on health, well-being, and economic growth. Tackling this problem requires strong leadership and high-impact interventions in both health and agriculture.
Through Feed the Future and the Global Health Initiative, the United States is supporting country- owned programs to address the root causes of undernutrition and improve the future potential of millions of people. Learn more in the Feed the Future fact sheet (pdf, 135kb) on nutrition.