Food Security

Young girl chasing locusts away from field by waving shawl (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Taking on a billion locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Learn how the United States is helping several African countries control billions of locusts that are threatening crops and communities.
Smiling woman standing with arms folded in open-sided building (Bobby Neptune/USAID)

A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
Close-up photo of wheat stalks (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

More U.S. wheat available for Kenya

Thanks to a new agricultural agreement that expands economic relations, Kenyans can now buy wheat grown anywhere in the United States.
Robot sitting on ground among green stalks (© EarthSense Inc.)

These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
Woman throwing rice in air (Nevil Jackson/USAID)

Sowing seeds of entrepreneurship in rural Tanzania

Learn how a U.S.-backed program is helping farmers like Elinesi Mpyanga find new ways to grow as an agricultural trainer and businesswoman in Tanzania.
Woman harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
Group of men posing for photo on stage (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo touts Lower Mekong Initiative

As a part of his trip to Asia, Secretary Pompeo renewed the U.S. commitment to an initiative that helps five countries along the Mekong River.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.
Kazi Mannan in restaurant kitchen stirring big pot (© Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Restaurant owner feeds the homeless, hosts iftars

The Sakina Halal Grill serves everyone who walks through the door, even if they can’t pay. During Ramadan, its owner also hosts iftars for the homeless.