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.
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
By Michael Scuse, USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services USDA’s food assistance and development programs serve a dual purpose: to meet the immediate needs of hungry people, and to show their countries how to rejuvenate their...
By Michael J. Zamba, Senior Director of Communications, Counterpart International More than 25,000 at-risk pre-school and elementary students in Senegal will benefit from a new daily lunch initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture...