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Archives for 2014

Mapping Change in the Amazon: How Satellite Images are Halting Deforestation

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In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, a group of scientists have become unconventional crusaders in the battle to halt deforestation.

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Global Leadership, Collaboration Aligned in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Forthcoming. / David Rochkind, WHO

The global fight against TB remains fragile. Yet, promising new tools are now available, and donors and partners are allied around a new strategy with refocused resources. We are now at a crossroads between ending the TB epidemic by 2035 and witnessing millions more TB deaths. But with continued consultation, coordination and leadership, we believe we will end the epidemic.

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Battling Climate Change’s Most Powerful Punches

A common sight in Vunisinu and Nalase villages in Fiji—worn out concrete stilts as a result of flooding in the villages

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry describes climate change as “the greatest challenge of our generation.” In the Pacific Islands, USAID is working with communities to come up with the most effective solutions to climate change.

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Why Fighting Gender Violence is Also Fighting Hunger in the DRC

Ms. Namuhindo demonstration her new writing skills. / Rachel Grant, USAID

Eastern DRC is said to be the “rape capital of the world.” But how do gender issues relate to hunger? If the DRC can alter its behavior towards women, these women can stay in their communities, increase production on their land, earn incomes, and put food on their families’ tables.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Empowered Today

Young Palestinian Youth Local Shadow Councils install traffic signals, paint sidewalks and organize a local tourism bike tour

Many of our USAID missions around the world, often in post-conflict arenas, are working diligently to empower youth so they can serve as leaders in their communities.

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Feed the Future Just Published a New Report – So What?

Feed the Future provides credit opportunities to help smallholder farmers purchase agricultural machinery and teaches them how to use these tools to boost harvests. / Wasif Hasan, USAID

We sat down to chat with Feed the Future’s deputy coordinator for development, Tjada McKenna, about Feed the Future, its latest results, and where we’re at in the fight to end hunger.

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5 Ways USAID is Preparing for Hurricane Season

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As another Atlantic hurricane season approaches, we are reminded that it takes just one bad storm to wreak havoc, kill and injure thousands, and inflict billions of dollars in damage.

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Engaging China on Global Development

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China and the U.S. begin a global development dialogue. What’s high on the agenda? Tackling Extreme Poverty and development cooperation.

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Using Local Systems to Achieve Development Goals

A woman eats rice a on a street in Rangoon

USAID puts forth a vision of development that’s locally owned, locally led & locally sustained.

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Improving Nutrition, Building Resilience for Families, Societies

Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Feed the Future is helping increase opportunities for smallholder farmers like Alice Monigo in Uganda by providing trainings for women. /CNFA

Improving nutrition is one of the best investments we can make in development. For the past year, humanitarian, development and health experts from across USAID worked to craft a new approach to nutrition, aimed at increasing food security, reducing malnutrition and building resilience among vulnerable populations like those in the Sahel.

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