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Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership

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Progress — or instability — in Asia has ripple effects throughout the world and can impact us here at home. We’re forging partnerships that leverage resources and harness the science, technology and innovation that exist throughout the region to maximize impact — and reach.

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Meet the Experts: New Fellow Helps Feed the Future Apply Lessons Learned in Scaling Health Care Innovations to Agriculture

Smallholder farmer agricultural technologies, like irrigation, increase production and productivity of crops, like bananas in Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Bill Wamisley

Meet Jon Colton, a new Jefferson Science Fellow with USAID, who will support the Feed the Future initiative’s work to scale up promising technologies that help smallholder farmers improve global food security. Read more >>

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Smarter, Healthier, Wealthier – Helping Rural Cambodians Live Better Lives

School kids in Kampong Thom learn about the importance of sanitation and have access to clean water at school through USAID’s support. Photo: USAID/Michael Gebremedhin

Agriculture is of huge importance to Cambodia and USAID’s support is helping farmers become more successful by introducing new techniques. Read more >>

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Meeting the President: How the United States is Helping Women Farmers in Senegal

Anna Gaye prepares to demonstrate rice milling to President Obama in Senegal in June 2013. Photo credit: Stephane Tourné

A female rice farmer reflects on President Obama’s visit to the agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal during June 2013. Read more >>

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Optifood: A New Tool to Improve Diets and Prevent Child Malnutrition in Guatemala

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Through the help of multiple partners, including WHO and FANTA, and collaboration between the U.S. Government and the Government of Guatemala, USAID is working towards improving children’s diets in the region. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Empowering Women Through Horticultural Innovations

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Meet some of the Bangladesh women farmers that have benefited from innovative agriculture training. Read more >>

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Helping Feed the Future One (Fortified) Rice Grain at a Time

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Salif Romano Niang and Mohamed Ali Niang recall their chat with President Obama during his visit to Feed the Future’s Agricultural Technology Marketplace in Senegal. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Agriculture Productivity Improvement in Bangladesh

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USAID/Bangladesh’s Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project, will reach 3.5m farmers and save the Bangladesh Government US$84 million through improved efficiency in fertilizer input. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Improved Potato Farming Yields Results in Bangladesh

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Farmers in Bangladesh have increased their potato production by 800% through new technology, knowledge and markets. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview w/ Tjada McKenna on Feed the Future’s progress

Tjada McKenna serves as Feed the Future's Deputy Coordinator for Development

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Tjada McKenna, Feed the Future’s Deputy Coordinator for Development, about global hunger and Feed the Future’s progress. Read more >>

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