Two people from the Moruese village stand in a field inspecting a plant.
Photo Credit: John Wambugu, Africa Lead

Climate change is a global crisis, but its effects are not equal. As temperatures and sea levels rise, the effects disproportionately impact the poorest and most marginalized communities USAID works to support every day. Climate and nutrition are linked in many ways, requiring a concerted effort to shape food systems to sustainably deliver healthy diets needed for optimal nutrition around the world.

In response to these global challenges, USAID launched a new Climate Strategy that will guide its work through 2030. This new Strategy takes a “whole-of-Agency” approach that calls on all corners of USAID to play a part in the response. Every USAID sector and Mission has a role to play in transforming global systems, including building resilience of food and health systems to respond to humanitarian crises and other disruptive impacts of climate change.

This Earth Day, USAID Advancing Nutrition further recognizes the need for nutrition to be part of the conversation on climate change. Learn more about what we’re doing to build resiliency of food systems and improve nutrition security around the world:

USAID Climate Resources