The State of The World BY Cody Agro

The world is still in poverty there is no way around it. Here are some examples to support this idea.

-2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation and plumbing

-101 million children are not attending a primary school

-1 billion children are deprived of one or more services essential to survival and development.

Clean water, one of the major problems faced by those living in extreme poverty.

3.4 million people die from water related illnesses each year.
Also nearly 2,000 children die every year from lack of access to clean water and sanitation.

The clean water problem

One out of ten people do not have have access to fresh clean water in their homes.

How would water related diseases effect your life (even if it doesn't kill you?)

  • Get sick
  • Cant go to school to learn
  • Doctor/medical care costs
  • Keep you out of work
  • Leading you to not be able to buy the necessities to live

US Foreign Assistance

  • US foreign assistance is aid given by America to other countries to support global peace, security, developmental efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis
  • 34.0 million dollars are proposed for spending on foreign aid in 2017
  • More than 100 countries will receive foreign assistance from the US this year


Sector: Agriculture and Food Security

Nearly 800 million people across the globe will go to bed hungry tonight. A lot of those people being small holder farmers who depend on their crops to make a living and to feed their families. Also nearly 75% of poor people live in rural areas. This is why helping the agriculture and food security sector has been at least twice as effective in reducing poverty, as growth in other sectors.

In 2009 the US government created a foundation called Feed the Future. Which is our contribution to the global effort to combat this sector. In 2016, enactment of the Global Food Security Act helped the governments continued, bipartisan commitment to end all problems around the world. USAID is also investing in lots of ways to help farmers in poor countries.

As a result of these efforts, the prevalence of poverty and stunted children will be reduced by an average of 20% in 5 years.

Feed the Future:

Is a foundation for long lasting progress against global progress, focusing on small holder farmers, particularly women. USAID uses the strengths of other us agencies to accelerate agricultural growth.

Analysis: I believe the foundation, Feed the Future is working. There is clear evidence that it is. Also using other government agencies is a very useful and effective strategy, and I think that is accelerating the progress and development of farmers and their crops. I would not make any changes to this program.



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