food security

Boy picking up grains of corn from the street (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

In Venezuela, Maduro regime uses hunger to get votes

In the midst of a devastating hunger crisis, the regime of Nicolás Maduro has turned government food assistance into a tool to get political support.
Child being measured for malnutrition using tape around arm (© UNICEF/Almang)

U.S. helps deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to Yemen

U.S.-funded cranes sent to the Hudaydah port are helping to get humanitarian supplies to people in need in Yemen.
Aerial view of harvesting machines in a Georgia peanut field (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

U.S. agricultural producers have their eyes on India

Agricultural business leaders and government officials from the U.S. traveled to India to meet with their counterparts and strengthen trade ties.
Woman bending over farm crop picking vegetables (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

World Food Prize laureate scores gains for African farmers

From humble roots, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina boosted crops and farmers' incomes. Now he's won the prestigious World Food Prize.
Wheat stalks in front of combine (© AP Images)

U.S. farmers feed the world

October 16 is World Food Day. See what agricultural products are grown in the United States, where they are grown, and where they go.
Illustration of man in foreground holding mobile phone, and three tractor operators in background (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Hello Tractor: An app to connect farmers with tractors on demand

Jehiel Oliver, "that crazy tractor guy," started a business providing on-demand tractor services to small-scale farmers. Where will it go next?
Black-and-white photo of food wagon (Library of Congress)

In a world at war, the U.S. saved millions from starvation

As head of the new U.S. Food Administration, future president Herbert Hoover led the effort to send millions of tons of food to Europe during World War I.
Woman standing among corn stalks (AUN-API)

After escaping Boko Haram, farmers begin a new season with hope

Once displaced by chaos caused by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, thousands of Nigerian farmers are cultivating again.
People in processing plant wearing protective clothing (© Tyrone Turner)

Safety comes first for U.S. food and drug exports

The U.S. system of inspecting food, medicines and other products is a showcase for the world, with federal agencies maintaining exacting standards.