food security

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.
Men handing packages to each other between boats (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)

How the U.S. helps partners tackle illegal fishing

The United States is working with partner nations to combat illegal fishing, protecting a valuable food source and preserving ecosystems.
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.
Kamala Harris speaking at lectern (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

U.S. supports prosperity in the Western Hemisphere

The U.S. public and private sectors are working to help people in Latin America with pandemic recovery, economic opportunity and climate change solutions.
Men unloading bags from truck (© Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Supporting a stable and prosperous future for Palestinians

The United States is helping build a better future for Palestinians while also boosting efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Illustration of Linda Thomas-Greenfield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield represents the United States at the U.N.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Learn about her background and the new challenges she'll face.
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.