Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.


Some have found Africa’s participation in world trade to be low. However, a relatively well-developed literature argues that Africa’s trade has been in line with predicted trends and that the continent’s participation in international trade reflects its level of economic activity.
Strategic local planning and investment to facilitate housing, personal, and professional risk-taking, new market opportunities, and an entirely new vision of how housing could be delivered using the momentum of private initiative.
The USAID Center for Resilience commissioned the Overseas Development Institute, in conjunction with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), to conduct research into resilience and poverty escapes in Nepal and other Feed the Future focus countries.
The USAID Agro Horizon project helped young entrepreneurs set up a dried fruit processing facility to produce trail mix, which allowed them to enter new supermarket chains and develop business skills.
The Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, developed a strategy to boost agricultural growth in Tanzania’s staple crops by helping individuals form producer organizations.
Few innovations have generated as much hype as distributed ledger technologies, commonly referred to as blockchain. The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor set out to understand how this emerging technology could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance.
This report spotlights key financial inclusion indicators, including account usage, borrowing, saving, and resilience, among others, and takes an in-depth look at six countries that help tell the story of financial inclusion progress around the world.
Women face layers of regulatory, social, and cultural inequalities in accessing employment opportunities globally. Regulations and policies restricting women’s labor force participation also have significant macroeconomic implications.
Growing anti-globalization sentiments and moves toward protectionism threaten to undermine the substantial benefits of global trade — particularly for food systems and nutrition — while doing nothing to address the problems associated with it.
The Women in Agriculture Network (WAgN): Cambodia project teaches women who manage small farms ways to diversify their operations for improved nutrition.