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.

Data & Analysis

November 24, 2016
The first advance planted area estimates for 2016 indicate that a normal monsoon led to a marginal increase in overall Kharif season planting area. While the area seeded under pulses increased...
November 15, 2016
Ambassador Kennedy Meets MAFF Minister Yamamoto; Ambassador Kennedy at USSEC 60th Anniversary; U.S.-Japan Soy Partnership Tour and Roundtable; USAPEEC AI Event; Wakayama Citrus Tour; Hawaii...
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).