USAID’s Global Food Security Response

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Two farmers working in the field, picking ‘mloukhieh’ leaves in Ghor As-Safi, Jordan. Photo Credit: Mohammad Magayda, USAID Jordan Mission

Due to COVID-19 and climate change, the world was already experiencing some of the worst levels of food insecurity in modern history. Now, with Putin’s unjustified attack on Ukraine causing reverberating impacts on global food, fuel, and fertilizer supplies, the world is facing a colossal hunger crisis. USAID is responding to the growing emergency by addressing immediate supply disruptions to fulfill humanitarian needs, and through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, investing in medium and long-term efforts to increase investments in agricultural capacity and resilience, mitigate the global fertilizer shortage, and work with partners across the world to support the most vulnerable affected communities.

Watch USAID Administrator Power on Feeding the World We Face Now

Last updated: November 29, 2022

November 29, 2022

ADMINISTRATOR POWER: Good evening. I’m grateful to all of you for having me here to celebrate this truly momentous moment in promoting food security and nutrition around the world, and with individuals like you who have given so much of your lives to this vital cause. I feel really, really fortunate to be leading USAID at this time, of all times – it’s not an obvious reaction actually to be leading USAID at this time of all times but I feel so privileged to be a part of this effort to find solutions to this, one of the most formidable and soluble challenges of our time. 

November 4, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to renew and expand collaboration on global scientific and technological solutions over the next five years.

October 31, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with the Board of Directors of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA), whose membership includes representatives from across the global fertilizer value chain. 

October 20, 2022

In support of the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $200,000 award to support the Global Empowerment of Underrepresented Students and Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Program.

October 19, 2022

Today, Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Des Moines, Iowa in a visit highlighting the U.S. government’s efforts to fight the global food security crisis and showcase innovative public-private partnerships that are helping to feed the world.