March 23, 2022
Ambassador McCain Visits USDA School Feeding Site in Kenya
While in Kenya, Ambassador Cindy McCain saw how USDA’s McGovern-Dole Program has helped boost food security and educational opportunities for vulnerable children and families.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
December 21, 2016
An Insider’s Journey to Improving Food Security and Literacy in Tanzania
USDA’s McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education in low-income, food-deficit countries around the world. Today, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)...
September 12, 2016
Kenyan Credits McGovern-Dole Program with Changing His Life
Peter Mumo of Kenya meets with Amy Harding, deputy director of the FAS Food Assistance Division, in Washington. (Photo Credit: Steve Taravella, United Nations World Food Program) As a young boy in eastern Kenya, Peter Mumo faced a life of poverty...
March 30, 2016
For Ethiopian Schoolchildren, McGovern-Dole Helps Mitigate Effects of Devastating Drought
A parent volunteer uses USDA-supplied corn-soy blend to prepare a nutritious porridge for school children in eastern Ethiopia. With Ethiopia facing its most devastating drought in decades, a school feeding project supported by the McGovern-Dole...
February 16, 2016
School Meals to Help Build Ivory Coast’s Future
Students like these in the Ivory Coast will soon enjoy school meals provided by FAS McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. By Adel Sarkozi, West Africa Regional Communication Officer, World Food Programme ABIDJAN...
The United Nations World Food Programme will distribute three million nutritionally fortified cereal bars in Nepal to help support people left without food in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. The high-energy biscuits were provided with the...
September 10, 2014
Food for Progress Helps Female Farmer Forge Path to Success in Ethiopia
PHOTO (above): Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden meets with Ethiopian farm owner Yetemwork Tilahun, who has built a successful dairy operation with the support of USDA’s Food for Progress Program. By Michael Francom, Agricultural Counselor...
August 19, 2014
Improving Agricultural Productivity in Uganda
Standing next to her healthy oxen, Grace Opono explains how new conservation techniques have doubled her maize yield over just two seasons. She is also earning a second income by providing tilling services to neighbors with her oxen. She tells me she...
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited Mathare Primary School to celebrate 10 years of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) support for school feeding and to honor the 50 years of relations between Kenya and the United States.
March 18, 2013
Keeping Kids Fed in Kenyan Schools
By Kate Snipes, Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi On Feb. 21, newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec visited the Stara Rescue Center, a school and orphanage located in Africa’s largest urban slum of Kibera, Nairobi. He...
December 27, 2012
FAS Program Helps Provide Qualified Teachers in Malawi
By Kate Snipes, Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya School children in the rural communities of Malawi will soon have access to more qualified primary school educators, thanks in part to the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Food...