Food Security

FAS leads USDA’s efforts to help developing countries improve their agricultural systems and build their trade capacity. The agency also administers food assistance programs that benefit people in need around the world.

FAS’s food security programs are a key component of Feed the Future, the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.

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 12, 2016
Rains have caused flooding in five states, although pan-India rainfall is three percent below the 10-year average for the southwest monsoon (June 1 through Aug. 28).
August 26, 2016
Dr. Gregory L. Parham, USDA’s Assistant Secretary for Administration, recently visited Ethiopia where he opened the 3rd Pan African Conference on SPS Risk Analysis.
August 25, 2016
A report that was prepared and released earlier this month by the Israeli Farmers Federation, warns of an upcoming crisis for local farmers.