food security


Lowland Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project in Ethiopia

The lowland areas of Ethiopia, with arid and semi-arid agro-ecology, are under increasing pressure due to several stress factors including climate variability and change, population pressure, natural resources degradation, inadequate policy support and a reduction in local peoples’ coping capacity. A lack of social services including water supply and sanitation facilities, and limited opportunities for livelihoods diversification, are exacerbating the negative impacts on the population.


Water Data Portal

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has been doing research on water for the last 30 years. Being a non-profit research organization, all the research outputs and data used for the research are shared with researchers across the globe as a global public goods (GPGs).


Peru: Water Reservoirs Boost Crop Potential

USAID is helping poor, small farmers in Ayacucho and other Peruvian Andean regions to build irrigation systems, diversify crops, increase access to markets, and strengthen community organizations that represent farmers.


CGIAR – A Global Agricultural Research Partnership

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.


Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other mandates, it hosts the secretariat for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the central platform within the United Nations system for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by Heads of State and Governments in September 2015.


Global Water Efficiency Gains Through Drip Irrigation

Sponsored by the USAID Global Development Lab, MyRain is making drip irrigation accessible to all the farmers of India by automating the process of designing systems for their small-plot farms, with a mobile app and on-time delivery.


Powering Agriculture: Voices of the Energy Grand Challenge for Development

In developing countries, three out of four people living in poverty have incomes tied to agriculture. Most of these farms lack access to energy. 1.4 billion people do not have access to energy. Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) seeks to identify and support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries.


Improved Potato Farming Yields Results in Bangladesh

Since 2008, farmers in the village of Bokundia (Bangladesh) have increased their potato production by 800 percent and sales grown by more than $500,000. How did they do it? USAID talks about their stories.


Feed the Future: Innovating for Impact

Almost one billion people -- more than one-seventh of the world's population -- suffer from chronic hunger. By 2050, the world's population is projected to increase to more than 9 billion, requiring up to a 60% increase in agricultural production. To help feed a growing population and improve nutrition for 1 billion undernourished people along the way, Feed the Future—the U.S Government's global hunger and food security initiative—is advancing big ideas and seizing big opportunities to tackle big problems through research and innovation.