Food Assistance

FAS provides U.S. agricultural commodities to millions of people in countries around the world through direct donations and concessional programs. FAS’s non-emergency food aid programs help meet recipients’ nutritional needs and also support agricultural development and education. These food assistance programs, combined with trade capacity building efforts, support long-term economic development and help countries make the transition from food aid recipient to commercial buyer.

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Programs

Supports projects around the world to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls.
Food Assistance

Food for Progress

Provides for the donation of U.S. commodities to help developing countries modernize and strengthen their agricultural sectors.
Supports field-based projects that provide development assistance and emergency food relief using locally procured commodities.
Funds set in reserve to help the United States respond to emergency food needs worldwide.

Data and Analysis

Since fiscal year (FY) 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation...
On August 29, 2017, Minister of Water and Irrigation Dr. Hazim El-Naser and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Eng. Imad Fakhoury, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry....
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted five Ethiopian food companies on a two day mission to Kampala to learn from a leading Ugandan food processor about producing and marketing...

News and Features

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.
Testimony by USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
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.

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