Agriculture

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.
Young woman measuring baby held by another woman while third woman watches (Peace Corps)

Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of global volunteerism

As the Peace Corps celebrates six decades of volunteerism this year, take a look back at some of its work and learn more about its history.
Smiling woman standing in field of maize (USAID)

U.S. and India partner to fight poverty in Asia, Africa

The United States and India are partnering to help farmers in Africa protect crop yields and to improve health outcomes in countries in Asia.
Row of women picking saffron flowers (USAID)

Trade between U.S. and India drives economic growth and connectivity

The U.S. and India continue to generate billions in economic growth through their bilateral trade and spur multimillion-dollar deals in the region.
Wheat field with sun near horizon (© Ricardo Reitmeyer/Shutterstock)

U.S. food programs help children and farmers worldwide

The United States is providing food to children and trade aid to farmers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to fight hunger.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.
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.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
Woman holding sprouted cowpea seeds in container while sitting in front of computer (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.