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Archives for 2012

From the Field: Farmer Cooperatives in Mozambique

Last week I had the chance to travel around Mozambique with two Senate staff members who were interested in seeing how the U.S. Government is improving food security in the country.

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Handwashing Partnership Turns Five

For the fifth consecutive year, on October 15, 2012, hundreds of millions of people around the world will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

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Feed the Future: Partnering with Civil Society

New video from last month’s Feed the Future: Partnering with Civil Society event, featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and journalist Nicholas Kristof.

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USAID Hack for Hunger Winners Showcase Open Data on World Food Day

Technicians, designers, storytellers and development experts poured into USAID’s Innovation lab with one shared purpose: food. They joined an online gathering of advocates across five countries for the chance to help tackle critical food security challenges in developing countries by participating in USAID’s Hack for Hunger.

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Hands Up If You Agree: Handwashing is Hands-down Essential

Global Handwashing Day is October 15—on this day and every day, remember to wash your hands, and model healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime!

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on West Africa Cholera

In this USAID Pounds of Prevention article, we examine the problem of cholera in West Africa.

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USAID Book Club: Why Nations Fail

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If you like books that focus on the big questions of development and put today’s development challenges in a broad historical context, you’ll love Why Nations Fail.

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Disaster Risk Reduction for a More Resilient World

On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, it is vital to remember that around the world, millions of people continue to suffer from earthquakes, storms, tsunamis and prolonged droughts that result in a tragic loss of life and slowed economic growth.

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Women and Girls Reduce Disaster Risk Every Day

October 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction. On this day, we at USAID pause to reflect on everything done to prevent or reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like earthquakes, floods, droughts, and storms.

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Girls’ Education Transforms Entire Communities

Today, October 11, the world is acknowledging the importance of the girl child. Girls are traditionally the last to receive an education, the last to be fed at the table, and on the whole seen as less valuable than boys.

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