Recent Site Articles
A “Whole” Lot of Success for Ghanaian Pineapples
by Cecilia Paredes, Communications Officer USAID Africa on 8th March 2014
If you live in the Southeast region of the United States, next time you walk into a Whole Foods Market and pick out the perfect pineapple, your purchase could support a Ghanaian-based small business.
IWD 2014: An AIDS Vaccine as a Force for Women’s Equality
by Margaret G. McGlynn, President and CEO, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative on 7th March 2014
We’ve come a long way in 104 years of marking International Women’s Day. But far too many women remain left
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Investing in Africa’s Future
by Morgan McClain-McKinney, Program Advisor USAID/AFR on 7th March 2014
With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa maintains the youngest population in the world. The current trend indicates that this population will double by 2050, according to an African Economic Outlook report, which aggregates data from several multilateral organizations including the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Want to empower women in agriculture? Use technology.
by Giselle Aris, Senior Technical Advisor for Enterprise Development, Technology and Gender, Land O’Lakes International Development on 6th March 2014
It’s very difficult to effectively manage responsibilities if you have neither the authority over nor access to the required skills,
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Small Changes Make a Big Difference in Madagascar
by Bruno Rasamoel, USAID Madagascar on 6th March 2014
On a hill amidst unkempt grass and wild vegetation in the outskirts of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, stands a shabby-looking wooden hut, surrounded by banana trees and other makeshift shelters. A few feet below, a middle-aged woman is attending to a few customers that come to buy a few items at her food stand. Her name is Honorine, and the hut is her home. Her life has substantially improved thanks to a USAID-funded food security program.
The Power of Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys (HCES) to Inform Evidence-Based Nutrition Interventions and Policies
by Celeste Sununtnasuk, SPRING Senior Research Assistant, International Food Policy Research Institute Jack Fiedler, SPRING Nutrition Economist, International Food Policy Research Institute on 5th March 2014
Understanding food consumption patterns and nutrient intakes is essential for informing evidence-based food and nutrition policies. The international food and nutrition community, however, faces a lack of accurate and reliable data.