Food Security

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.
Close-up of a cow (© Kraipet Sritong/Shutterstock)

A ‘Fitbit’ for cows boosts ag production

U.S. technology that helps U.S. farmers monitor their cattle's health also is being used on cows in Brazil, sheep in Norway and camels in Saudi Arabia.
Colorful environmental poster with drawings of various pollinators and text saying "Preserve the Earth" (State Dept.)

Celebrating pollinators on Earth Day [poster]

Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in danger. We rely on them for food. This poster can help raise awareness. Protect pollinators.
Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
Wheat stalks in front of combine (© AP Images)

U.S. farmers feed the world

American farmers are selling more of their high-quality products to the rest of the world than ever before in the history of U.S. agriculture.
People looking at a large green tractor inside an exhibit hall (© Robert Lever/AFP/Getty Images)

A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets

To feed the world's growing population, American farmers can look to smart technology using artificial intelligence and robotics to help boost crop yields.
People in processing plant wearing protective clothing (© Tyrone Turner)

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

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Iowa March 3-4 to highlight American farm products. Read about the exacting standards of the U.S. inspection system.