USAID/East Africa’s 2011-2015 strategy for Feed the Future (FTF) builds on eight years of results and experience with the Initiative to End Hunger in Africa, the Global Food Security Response, and the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. Under FTF, USAID/EA works closely with African regional organizations and other donors to achieve joint goals: to sustainably reduce chronic hunger, raise the incomes of the rural poor, and reduce the number of children suffering from under-nutrition. The regional results of activities supported by USAID/EA contribute to the objectives of the Africa-led Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) and the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger by 2015.
USAID/EA programs address regional issues and build on the Mission’s comparative advantage to identify challenges that can be tackled at the regional level and that will add value to the national CAADP investment plans and USAID country strategies. The regional FTF strategy is built around one transformational focus area and two support areas, which together will increase the access, availability, and utilization of African-grown staple foods in regionally integrated markets on the Northern and Central corridors.
Last updated: September 26, 2013