Feed the Future is the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. When the global food crisis hit in 2007-2008, the government responded by investing $1.5 billion of foreign aid in food and other immediate humanitarian needs. At the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy in July 2009, leaders from around the world compacted to "act with the scale and urgency needed to achieve sustainable global food security." As part of this global commitment, the U.S. responded by reenergizing its commitment to agricultural development.

U.S. President Barack Obama created Feed the Future and pledged over $3.5 billion for agricultural development and food security in food insecure regions around the world. This U.S. commitment sparked an additional $18.5 billion from other donors. Led by the U.S. Agency for International Aid, Feed the Future partners with many U.S. government agencies and countries. Feed the Future focuses on 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (20 worldwide) based on five criteria: level of need; opportunity for partnership; potential for agricultural growth; opportunity for regional synergy; and resource availability.

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Countries in USAID Feed the Future include Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia.