Agriculture and Food Security

Livestock interventions protect livelihoods of drought-affected households in Mali.
Livestock interventions protect livelihoods of drought-affected households in Mali.
USAID/OFDA

Natural disasters—such as drought, floods, and insect infestations—and conflict can have critical impacts on the food security and livelihoods of affected populations. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) supports agriculture and food security interventions that increase livelihood opportunities and address the immediate needs of disaste-raffected populations unable to meet their basic food requirements. USAID/OFDA also works to strengthen local disaster response capacity and increase community resilience to shocks that could negatively affect agricultural activities and food security.

In the aftermath of disasters, USAID/OFDA supports agricultural infrastructure rehabilitation and economic recovery by providing agriculture-based livelihood assistance. USAID/OFDA-funded programs also target livestock and fisheries, support pest control initiatives, assist animal health endeavors, and supply agricultural inputs to vulnerable households. In Fiscal Year 2016, USAID/OFDA provided more than $117.5 million to UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations to support agriculture and food security activities in 30 countries, as well as regional programs throughout Africa and South America.

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Last updated: October 13, 2016

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