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Moving the Dial on Poverty and Hunger: What are Feed the Future’s High-Level Outcome Targets?

Feed the Future Progress Report 2013

The second Feed the Future progress report is out and is generating a lot of buzz about the initiative’s successes last year. Read more >>

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

Nimna Diayaté showed President Obama how technology helps her corn growers federation in Senegal. Photo credit: Zach Taylor, USAID

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: POTUS and Administrator Shah at Agriculture Technology Marketplace in Senegal

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POTUS & Administrator Shah tour the Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace during trip to Africa. Read more >>

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USAID Boosts Agricultural Production in Yemen

Acting AA Romanowski meets with a Yemini farmer to discuss how USAID’s Community Livelihoods Project is helping Yemen’s agricultural sector. Photo credit: Dorelyn Jose, USAID/Yemen CLP

During a recent visit to Yemen, Assistant Administrator for the Middle East had the opportunity to see the many ways that USAID is boosting agriculture in the country.

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A Bright Future for Agriculture in Africa

At a Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal last week, President Obama met with farmers, innovators and entrepreneurs whose new methods and technologies are improving the lives of smallholder farmers throughout West Africa. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

USAID/Senegal Mission Director talks about Feed the Future and President Obama’s global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Food Security Takes Center Stage during President’s Last Day in Senegal

President Obama delivers remarks during a visit to the Feed the Future Agricultural Technologies Marketplace in Senegal. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

President Obama announces more than $180 million in agriculture investments in the West Africa region to improve food security. Read more >>

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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Feed the Future in Tanzania

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One of the ways USAID is feeding the future in Tanzania is through its MKUKUTA program that aims to reduce the percentage of people living below the food and income poverty lines.

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How Better-Trained Farmers are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Imazon has trained Brazilian cattle farmers to use their pastures more efficiently, reducing the need to cut down trees to clear land. Photo credit: Lou Gold/Flickr

In partnership with Mercy Corps and the Skoll Foundation, USAID along with Imazon, is proving that environmental sustainability, economic growth, land rights and good governance can actually go together. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Turning the Tide on Global Hunger

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In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses efforts to turn the tide against global hunger and increase agricultural production around the world. Read more >>

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