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.

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Last updated: November 04, 2022

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. 

October 19, 2022

There are many culprits behind today’s food crisis, you know them well. The COVID-19 pandemic grinding economies to a halt, splintered supply chains, causing huge spikes in inflation, everywhere it seems. Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, holding hostage global supplies of food, fertilizer, and fuel, denying food to the world’s poorest communities – and that’s one of the many conflicts actually that is contributing to hunger around the globe.