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Dramatic sunset over dry, cracked earth (© Ivan Soto Cobos/

How climate change affects the food crisis

This installment in a series looks at how climate change is among factors driving the current global food crisis.
Man and woman standing in field looking at piece of paper (© Likati Thomas/Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda)

U.S. Feed the Future program expands in 8 African countries

Learn about Feed the Future, a U.S. government program to combat hunger, and which African countries are getting new agricultural support.
Fish on display in open-air market (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Supporting responsible fishing in the Pacific

The U.S. government, the private sector and nonprofits are working with groups in Peru and Ecuador to promote sustainable fishing.
Woman and man standing among waist-high plants while holding basket of tomatoes (© Erick Josue Hernandez)

Helping Guatemalans feed their families, boost crops

Learn how U.S.-funded programs have helped Guatemalan farmers increase crop production and feed their families.
Antony Blinken laughing with shopkeeper (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S.-Africa partnerships advance shared ideals

Secretary Blinken laid out four priorities that he said the U.S. government and African countries must tackle together. Learn what they are.
2 women making heart sign with their hands while standing outside (State Dept.)

Celebrating 75 years of U.S.-Pakistan relations [photo gallery]

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s birth as a nation and of U.S.-Pakistan diplomatic relations. Some images over the decades.
Young female health worker vaccinating man (USAID)

Partnering to end COVID-19 in Asia

USAID works with partners in Asia to combat COVID-19 by distributing vaccines, countering disinformation and helping businesses recover.
Young woman sitting on ground using laptop computer (USAID/Gideon Américo Muiambo)

G7 launches plan to boost global infrastructure investment

The Group of Seven democracies have launched a plan to mobilize billions of dollars to build quality infrastructure around the world.
Historic photo of dust cloud approaching buildings (© AP Images)

U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.