The list of benefits is long when it comes to a healthy diet and adequate food supply. Beyond providing basic energy to get through each day, food security can help impact a community to improve the economy, provide job opportunities, increase education rates, and reduce poverty. Yet, more than 800 million people around the world—more than 10 percent of the world’s population—lack access to adequate food supplies. These statistics have been exacerbated by climate change, the pandemic, conflict and crises, and a lack of investment in the agricultural sector.
USAID is committed to advancing global food security by helping families and individuals meet their need for a reliable source of quality food and sufficient resources to produce or purchase it. This, in turn, supports global stability and prosperity. By addressing the root causes of hunger, USAID is increasing economic opportunity and growth among vulnerable communities.
This World Food Day, we are highlighting five champions for food security and the agriculture sector from the WorkwithUSAID.org Partner Directory. Explore what these USAID partners are bringing to the table for their communities.
- The Village Farms: A women-owned small business based in Lebanon that provides their community with healthy, organic, and sustainable food and dairy supplies through their 4,000-square-meter farm.
- Yielder: A small business and USAID sub-partner based in Kenya that serves as a knowledge-sharing communications company by using their app to create an agricultural database and to train farmers with digital tools.
- University of Tennessee Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture: An academic institution and USAID prime partner that is developing international partnerships to help create sustainable food systems that provide security, reduce poverty, and feed the hungry while restoring the planet.
- Kosovo Advisory, Products, and Systems (KS-APS): A small business consulting firm based in Kosovo that provides clients with research and development, technology and innovations, and strategic communications specifically related to food security and agriculture.
- Comité de Reconstrucción y Desarrollo Económico Social de las Comunidades de la Ciudad de Suchitoto: A nongovernmental organization and USAID prime partner based in El Salvador that has worked for more than 30 years to help communities develop agricultural enterprises and promote food sovereignty.
Visit the WorkwithUSAID.org Partner Directory to find other organizations working in the areas of food security and agriculture around the world, and register your organization today.