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Farmer planting seeds.Food Security and Food Systems

In the context of the U.S. Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) 2022-2026, the Department of State promotes global, regional, national, and sub-national policies that foster sustainable reductions in hunger and malnutrition and support sustainable food systems.

Read more about the GFSS here 

Two women weeding.Feed the Future

S/GFS serves as the Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy for the Feed the Future Initiative, led by the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Feed the Future works hand-in-hand with partner countries to develop their agriculture sectors and break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger.   Through Feed the Future, the U.S. Government is helping people feed themselves and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people, while building a more stable world.

Learn more about Feed the Future here 

Nutrition

S/GFS heads the Department’s nutrition work, through leadership in multilateral fora such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Nutrition for Growth, and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.  S/GFS serves as the Department of State’s Champion for the Global Nutrition Coordination Plan (GNCP) , a whole-of-government effort toward improving nutrition work.

At the 2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G), the United States announced an intention to invest up to $11 billion over three years, subject to Congressional appropriations, to combat global malnutrition.

Read more about N4G: 

2021 USAID Nutrition for Growth Readout [162 KB]

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