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.

Data & Analysis

October 6, 2016
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...
September 6, 2016
The Government of Ethiopia and international partners continue to work together to respond to the drought-related humanitarian needs.
June 30, 2016
Graphic illustrating USDA's role in promoting food security worldwide which in turn creates new markets for U.S. agricultural exports.
February 15, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture is working in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program to provide school feeding assistance to more than 260,000 students in Ethiopia.