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Liberian Radio Offers Creative Solutions to Rural Problems

Radio journalist Chester Dolo in Ganta, Northern Liberia. Photo credit: Nicholas J Parkinson

In rural Liberia, community radio stations are quickly becoming the simplest way to relay information to isolated communities. Read more >>

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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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USAID in the News

A Promise Renewed

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of September 16, 2013. Read more >>

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Celebrating the Richness of Uzbekistan’s Harvest

Rural children enjoy prize-winning fruits of the Ferghana Valley at a USAID-sponsored agricultural contest. Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A USAID program economist recounts his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he witnessed the rich abundance of Uzbekistan’s land. Read more >>

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

Woman tends to crops. Photo credit: INCAP

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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Why Strong Land Rights Advance Food Security

A woman on a cassava farm at Cauca, Colombia. Clear and defined property rights empower farmers to make better economic decisions with their land, avoid land conflicts or illegal land grabs, and enable them to look into long-term resource management and sustainability practices. Photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT/CC BY-SA

In order to continue the momentum to make hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty permanently a thing of our past, we must work with governments to help them develop secure property rights for farmers — both large and small-scale. Read more >>

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From the Field in India and Nepal: Tibetan Refugees Grow Household Incomes Via Organic Kitchen Gardens

With organic gardening techniques learned through USAID’s EDOTS project, Kunchok Dolma now produces enough vegetables to feed her family as well as help her save on her monthly expenses.
Photo credit: TechnoServe

The Economic Development of Tibetan Settlements in India and Nepal project is improving the economic status of Tibetan settlements. 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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