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USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world.
Communications to Congress

International Food Assistance Report FY 2022

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today announced the United States is investing $455 million to strengthen global food security and international capacity-building efforts.
FAS helps minority farmers gain traction in international trade as well as growing and promoting their businesses.
USDA would like to invite interested parties to attend a public meeting webinar on the McGovern-Dole and Food for Progress Programs’ FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).
USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service had an exceptional year in 2022, expanding U.S. agricultural trade, ramping up climate change resiliency work, and improving food and nutrition security around the globe.
For FY 2023, USDA anticipates awarding up to $224 million in new McGovern-Dole cooperative agreements. USDA has identified the following as priority countries for FY 2023: Cameroon, Haiti, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and Togo.
Communications to Congress

International Food Assistance Report FY 2021

USDA will invest $220 million in eight new school feeding projects that are expected to benefit more than a million children across 2,200 schools in food-insecure countries in Africa and East Asia, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today.
In 2022, USDA marks the 20th anniversary of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, which nas benefited more than 31 million schoolchildren and their families around the globe.