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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Education in Ghana

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USAID Ghana is committed to cutting illiteracy in half in the next 5 years. Read more >>

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Kazakhstan: Preserving Asia’s Bread Basket

Bread is the centerpiece of the Central Asian diet. Photo credit: USAID

Changes in the price and availability of wheat can have significant impacts on food security in the five Central Asian Republics and Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Non-hormonal Methods of Contraception Meet Need in DRC

Christopher Hook with members of Maman An’Sar. Photo credit: USAID

USAID programs have worked to meet the needs of women in the DRC by expanding access to a wide range of family planning choices Read more >>

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Educate Girls, Develop Nations

A young female student in Alma Village, southern Ethiopia. Photo credit: Susan Liebold

Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide. Read more >>

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New Learn-to-Read Method in Yemen Shows Early Promise

Students at the Aisha School. Photo credit: Emily Walker, USAID

USAID’s partnership with Yemen’s Ministry of Education and local governments is making education more accessible to Yemeni children. Read more >>

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Improving Education in South Sudan

A group of students. Photo credit: Karl Grobl, Education Development Center

With USAID assistance, primary school enrollment in South Sudan has increased from approximately 300,000 students in 2000 to 1.4 million in 2012. Read more >>

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In Congo, Helping Children Catch Up in the Classroom

Leontina and Ester during their first week of school in more than four years. Until recently the girls were among an estimated 7.6 million Congolese children who do not attend school. They are now making up for lost time in an accelerated learning program run by the International Rescue Committee. Photo credit: Sinziana Demian, IRC

International Rescue Committee and USAID are helping 1,100 boys and girls in Congo catch up on their studies at the primary level and work toward admissions to secondary school. Read more >>

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Tracking Tigers for Conservation

A large adult male tiger seen in the Terai Arc Landscape. Tiger conservation is a top priority in Nepal, a source and transit point of poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife. Photo credit: Christy Williams, WWF

Over the last two years, the USAID-funded “Nepal Tiger Genome Project” has used an innovative genetic technology to track, identify and protect the remaining 125 tigers in Nepal. Read more >>

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#AskUSAID @RajShah Twitter Chat on the Future of #FoodAid

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On April 15, USAID Administrator @RajShah participated in a Twitter chat to answer YOUR questions on the proposed Food Aid Reform in President Obama’s 2014 Proposed Budget. Read more >>

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