Next week, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), the largest provider of food assistance in the world, is marking a milestone—we’re issuing a new 10-year food assistance and food security strategy. An office unique within USAID for its dual relief and development mandate, FFP’s new strategy focuses on getting results for millions of vulnerable […]
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Improving—and Sustaining—Food and Nutrition Security for the Most Vulnerable: A New Food for Peace Strategy
If Fighting Hunger Were an Olympic Event
One of USAID’s best weapons for fighting hunger in Malawi is Emmanuel Ngulube, an officer with the Agency’s Office of Food for Peace who has dedicated his entire career to fighting hunger across Africa.
When The Sweet Potato Goes Viral: A New Approach to Nutrition Programming in Northern Ghana
USAID’s new nutrition strategy is creating life-changing results. Read on to learn how integrating sectors like agriculture into nutrition programs has had a big impact on communities in Northern Ghana.
Disruptive Innovations Bringing Nepal Closer to Ending Extreme Poverty
From antiseptic interventions for newborn babies to creative, community-based approaches to countering human trafficking, USAID/Nepal is using several innovative programs to cut extreme poverty. Learning from and scaling these types of interventions globally will be the key to meeting the next set of sustainable development goals post-2015 and ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Nutrition’s New Frontier: The Science of Scaling Up
We know that good nutrition improves health, saves lives and builds prosperity. We know what to do but not how to do it. There are bottlenecks to scaling up nutrition. It’s time to invest in a new kind of science—implementation science—to help tell us how to deliver nutrition interventions to everyone who needs them.
Improving Nutrition, Building Resilience for Families, Societies
Improving nutrition is one of the best investments we can make in development. For the past year, humanitarian, development and health experts from across USAID worked to craft a new approach to nutrition, aimed at increasing food security, reducing malnutrition and building resilience among vulnerable populations like those in the Sahel.
The Power of Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES) to Inform Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions and Policies
Understanding food consumption patterns and nutrient intakes is essential for informing evidence-based food and nutrition policies. The international food and nutrition community, however, faces a lack of accurate and reliable data.
Could Your Business Benefit from Collaborating with Feed the Future? Find Out
So, you’re interested in how your business can team up with the Feed the Future initiative. Or, maybe you’re just a food or agriculture business with resources, expertise, and a desire to help the poor and expand into new markets.
Giving Thanks for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger
We’re thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a collective global effort to end poverty and hunger around the world. Read more >>
Video of the Week: Partnering to Feed the Future in Ethiopia
As part of USAID’s 52nd birthday celebration, we highlight one partnership that is helping to improve nutrition in Ethiopia. Read more >>