March 10, 2016 | Blog
As a foreign service officer at USAID, I’ve worked in a variety of countries throughout my career, including Ethiopia, where I learned first-hand how recurrent drought pushes people further and further into poverty. Having worked with the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, I’ve also had the opportunity to see just...
March 24, 2015 | Blog
Apple pie. Baseball. Agriculture. There are few things more American than these. Surprised to see agriculture on the list?
March 20, 2015
The first call for ideas focuses on ways to encourage greater private sector engagement and investment in climate-smart agriculture practices and technologies.
November 26, 2014 | Blog
By bringing partners together, we are making gains against hunger. This is something we can all be proud of—and thankful for—this holiday season.
May 19, 2014 | USAID
Global leaders today praised President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative for reaching nearly 7 million smallholder farmers and helping to save 12.5 million children from the threat of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in just the last year alone.
May 19, 2014 | USAID Impact Blog
In the spirit of this progress, here are some of the ways that Feed the Future is helping grow a more prosperous future for the 842 million people who will still go to sleep hungry tonight.
May 19, 2014 | USAID
“Coffee rust threatens more than your morning coffee—it affects jobs, businesses, and the security of millions across the Americas,” said USAID’s Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein.
January 30, 2014 | Newsletter
“Partnership with A to Z was critical to the success of this project,” says Mathieu Ngouajio, professor at Michigan State University and a leader of the Horticulture Innovation Lab project. “They have made all the fine-tuning that we needed on the nets and supplied our team with the material for field studies. Without that type...
November 12, 2013 | USDA Blog
Exciting times are ahead for the future of global agriculture, development, and health.
June 28, 2013 | Blog
It’s not every day that the president of the United States travels to Senegal. It’s also not every day that he announces more than $180 million in agriculture investments in the West Africa region to improve food security.
June 28, 2013 | USAID
The Partnership will work in four countries within the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security—Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania—where it will help governments strengthen their seed sectors and promote the commercialization, distribution and adoption of improved seeds and other key technologies.
June 28, 2013 | The White House Blog
Today, as part of our trip to three African countries, President Obama highlighted this partnership by meeting with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are improving the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa with new technology and methods of agriculture.
May 22, 2013 | USAID
This new collaboration will leverage ACPFG’s unique gene technologies and considerable expertise in cereal stress tolerance and Vibha’s field evaluation and rice transformation capabilities to develop new rice and wheat varieties with enhanced tolerance to drought and salinity, allowing farmers more stable production in the...
May 10, 2013 | USAID IMPACTblog
This week, with the AfDB and Government of Sweden, we launched first-of-its-kind effort to expand this progress and growth. The Agriculture Fast Track will encourage private sector investment in agricultural infrastructure projects to advance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing so, it supports Africa’s agriculture...