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Harvest, Meet Market: How a New Fund Will Accelerate Agricultural Infrastructure in Africa

USAID, the African Development Bank, and the Government of Sweden launch Agriculture Fast Track Fund for infrastructure projects in Africa. Photo credit: USAID

This week, with AfDB and the Government of Sweden, we launched a first-of-its-kind effort to encourage private sector investment in agricultural infrastructure projects to advance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >>

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Feeding Africa’s Future

A farmer picks coffee beans in Nyeri. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer

Across the continent, African nations are taking concrete steps to make agricultural development a priority, lifting families out of poverty and increasing their participation in the global economy. Read more >>

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Pounds of Prevention – Focus on Money & Microfinance

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What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>

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NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone

Researchers in Uganda plant seeds in the first ever confined field trials of genetically engineered rice in Africa. Photo Credit: Jimmy Lamo, NACRRI

Feed the Future partners from U.S. and international research communities and the private sector have teamed up to apply these tools to common challenges faced by millions of rice farmers throughout Africa. Read more >>

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Religious Leaders “Noisy About Malaria” in Mozambique

Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. This year’s theme is “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria.” Anglican Bishop Dinis Sengulane’s message isn’t exactly what one might expect from a typical religious leader. Then again, Bishop Sengulane, who has presided over Mozambique’s Lebombo Diocese since 1976, is not a typical leader, religious […]

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Photo of the Week: Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

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Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Celebrating World Water Day 2013 in Senegal

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A USAID-funded dike in Senegal’s Boli Valley has extended the rice growing season to nine months a year, and permitted recovery of hundreds of hectares of land for cultivation to help ensure food security in the region. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Building Peace Along Borders in East Africa

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USAID has supported peace-building along Kenya’s northern borders for over a decade. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: “Partnering for Progress: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases Globally”

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USAID-funded projects End in Africa and End in Asia have partnered with global organizations to work towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases. Leaders in the field talk about the progress that has been made and their hopes for the future.

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Accelerating Innovation and Impact in Global Health

A child peers around the corner in the waiting room of the HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic of Meru District Hospital in Kenya’s Eastern province as two pediatricians stand in the background. Photo credit: Mia Collis, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Global health practitioners are recognizing the need to look beyond their traditional operating models and seek new solutions to reach the world’s most vulnerable. Read more >>

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