agriculture

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted smiling and holding up skewer of fish in market (Courtesy of World Food Prize)

Ending food insecurity through small fisheries

2021 World Food Prize laureate Shakuntala Thilsted is the first woman of Asian heritage to receive the prize, for her work on fish farming.
A female farmer operating tilling machine (© Robic Upadhyaya/KISAN II)

Help rural women, help feed the world

Greater prosperity and more food can come from simple things. Better seeds, a little credit and a road to market will empower rural women.
Corn plants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can survive floods or droughts. Here’s how.

Some crops are genetically engineered to thrive in droughts and floods. Learn what they are and how they've adapted to climate change.
Man picking papayas (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can slow climate change. Here’s how.

Did you know that some crops are genetically engineered to resist insects and tolerate herbicides? Learn how they mitigate climate change.
Boy wearing glasses and T-shirt standing in front of mural (© Rubén Pizarro)

Bringing Silicon Valley to the children of nearby farm workers

Learn about a teenage tech dynamo who is bringing coding to the children of farm workers in the "salad bowl of the world."
Woman holding ginger and smiling (USAID NEAT)

Strengthening cooperatives supports workers worldwide

The United States supports cooperatives around the world. Learn more about the business model that gives workers access to tools and resources to succeed.
Aerial view of city

Creating hope for a brighter future in Central America [video]

The U.S. government is helping organizations in Central America increase economic opportunities and create a brighter future.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
Man in field holding bundle of rice stalks above his head (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

At 50, Bangladesh lifts millions from poverty

Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years. Learn how the United States continues to support the country.