Civil Society’s Central Role in Success

September 13, 2016
Photo by Marie Cusick, NOURISH

It’s Feed the Future Week, and all week we’ll be celebrating progress and partnerships made possible through the initiative’s innovative model for development. Feed the Future’s progress wouldn't be possible without our partners—governments, private companies, universities and research partners, other donors and civil society. Read on as we celebrate the vital partnerships that have contributed to impact across the globe.

Civil Society’s Central Role in Success

Our civil society partners play a unique role in efforts to end global hunger, poverty and undernutrition. Since its launch, Feed the Future has been working closely with civil society partners—from farmers’ organizations, to local nonprofits, to community and faith-based groups.

Civil society partners support Feed the Future in implementing programs and helping better engage local actors in food security and nutrition decisions. They also very often bring their own important resources to the table. As countries work to best inform their policies and create more efficient food systems, the expertise and partnership of civil society will help guarantee that the policies enacted are grounded in local needs and the latest research.

Together, our efforts to build local capacity, empower people to take ownership of their own advancement, and leverage strong community relationships are helping to support reductions in poverty and child stunting in many areas where we work. As trusted and transparent community leaders, the work of our civil society partners will be more important than ever as we work toward a food-secure 2030.

Click on the links from partners below to read more about how civil society works to #endhunger:

This post is part of our Feed the Future Week blog series celebrating the many different partner groups that contribute to ending global hunger, extreme poverty and undernutrition. Check out yesterday’s post on host-country governments, and check back throughout the week for more posts! 

Check out yesterday’s post on host-country governments.