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

June 30, 2016
Graphic illustrating USDA's role in promoting food security worldwide which in turn creates new markets for U.S. agricultural exports.
June 29, 2016
Delayed monsoon, high surface temperatures and low reservoir levels indicate a less than favorable situation for the Kharif crop (harvested April to October).
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.
January 28, 2016
The Government of India (GOI) reported a detection of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in January 2016 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).