Partnership Updates

November 14, 2012
The Second Public Call for Proposals for the Private Sector Window is open from October 29, 2012 to December 14, 2012. During this time, the International Finance Corporation is accepting proposals from private sector firms and financial institutions operating in eligible, low-income countries seeking financial support.
October 24, 2012
On October 12, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pledged additional support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), announcing that the United States is prepared to contribute $1 to GAFSP for every $2 committed by other donors, up to a total U.S. contribution of $475 million.
October 24, 2012
The 2012 African Green Revolution Forum was held in Arusha, Tanzania, from September 26-28, bringing together more than 1,000 African heads of state, ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society groups, and scientists to discuss the best way to scale up investments and innovation...
October 24, 2012
In Rwanda, the use of diseased plants and old seedlings has contributed to a serious decline in the country’s production of pyrethrum, a plant used as a natural insecticide. The local production of pyrethrum in Rwanda today amounts to roughly one quarter of what it was 30 years ago.
October 18, 2012
Today, at a keynote address during the weeklong World Food Prize events in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah released the first progress report and scorecard for Feed the Future, President Obama's global hunger and food security initiative.
October 12, 2012
From World Food Day to the World Food Prize, a variety of events will highlight Feed the Future this week, including progress on the initiative as well as the role of research.
February 23, 2012
We discussed potential partnerships to increase agricultural growth in developing countries. Then we rolled up our sleeves got to work aligning investments and connecting individuals and activities. Our aim—and the focus of Feed the Future—is to raise incomes and produce sustained economic development that reduces poverty,...
February 8, 2012
Today, government and private sector leaders gathered at the White House to highlight progress in answering President Obama’s call to use science, technology and innovation to promote global development.
January 30, 2012
Feed the Future hosted its first Public-Private Partnership Technical Forum on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Washington, DC.


August 13, 2013
So how can civil society engage with Feed the Future? While not a comprehensive list, here are four ideas on ways that you can get involved.
July 1, 2013
What makes these innovations yet more exciting is the potential for scaling them up and sharing them with other nations. New technology is only as good as our ability to get it into the hands of the millions of smallholder farmers who are the foundation for agriculture-led economic growth. Through Feed the Future, we are...
June 8, 2013
A silent crisis is happening right now. It affects 165 million children globally, robbing them of the future they deserve and leading to more child deaths every year than any other disease. In a world of plentiful, nutritious foods and advanced science, this is unacceptable. We can do better. And we can do it together.
March 12, 2013
We created the WEAI as a monitoring and evaluation tool to track the effects of our programs over time, but one of the most exciting uses of the WEAI has been as a diagnostic tool to identify constraints women face in the agriculture sector.