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Office of Global Food Security


Description: Global Food Security banner shows woman working in field; produce; workers and visitors at market; field; man working in field. © AP Image 

Women and Agriculture: A Film about Empowering Women to Feed the Future

In today’s world, the most important business is growing enough food and ensuring that it reaches everyone. To feed our growing population, we need to increase global food production by 70% before 2050. Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce in many areas of the world. Yet today, for every investment we make in producing food, we fail to get the best results because MANY women lack the access they need to land, seeds, water, credit and markets. Learn more»


Description: Map shows countries resized relative to undernourished population--where the undernourished live.  Click to see larger image.  Image courtesy of Worldmapper, 2009 View countries relative sizes to the undernourished populations.

Principles for Advancing Global Food Security

  1. Comprehensively address the underlying causes of hunger and under-nutrition
  2. Invest in country-led plans
  3. Strengthen strategic coordination
  4. Leverage the benefits of multilateral institutions
  5. Make sustained and accountable commitments


Call To Action

--Read more about food security.

--Learn more about the U.S. plan to fight hunger.


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