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USAID Boosts Agricultural Production in Yemen

Acting AA Romanowski meets with a Yemini farmer to discuss how USAID’s Community Livelihoods Project is helping Yemen’s agricultural sector. Photo credit: Dorelyn Jose, USAID/Yemen CLP

During a recent visit to Yemen, Assistant Administrator for the Middle East had the opportunity to see the many ways that USAID is boosting agriculture in the country. Read more >>

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A Bright Future for Agriculture in Africa

At a Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace in Senegal last week, President Obama met with farmers, innovators and entrepreneurs whose new methods and technologies are improving the lives of smallholder farmers throughout West Africa. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

USAID/Senegal Mission Director talks about Feed the Future and President Obama’s global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Food Security Takes Center Stage during President’s Last Day in Senegal

President Obama delivers remarks during a visit to the Feed the Future Agricultural Technologies Marketplace in Senegal. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

President Obama announces more than $180 million in agriculture investments in the West Africa region to improve food security. Read more >>

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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Feed the Future in Tanzania

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One of the ways USAID is feeding the future in Tanzania is through its MKUKUTA program that aims to reduce the percentage of people living below the food and income poverty lines.

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How Better-Trained Farmers are Slowing Brazil’s Deforestation

Imazon has trained Brazilian cattle farmers to use their pastures more efficiently, reducing the need to cut down trees to clear land. Photo credit: Lou Gold/Flickr

In partnership with Mercy Corps and the Skoll Foundation, USAID along with Imazon, is proving that environmental sustainability, economic growth, land rights and good governance can actually go together. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Turning the Tide on Global Hunger

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In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses efforts to turn the tide against global hunger and increase agricultural production around the world. Read more >>

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Building a More Nutritious Future for All

Administrator Shah attends Nutrition for Growth event in London. Photo credit: USAID

At a landmark event in London this weekend, global government, business, and civil society leaders will join together to commit to a different future — one in which every child benefits from the nutrition needed to grow and thrive. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases May/June 2013 Issue

Paul Jean Marc, a member of one of Haiti's flower growers associations, shows one of the association’s greenhouses filled with chrysanthemums. Photo credit: Feed the Future

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines to get updates about how the Agency is implementing the Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>

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Proof that the U.S. Government, NGOs and Activists are Working Together on Nutrition

USAID Administrator Raj Shah with ONE’s U.S. Executive Director Tom Hart. Photo credit: ONE.org

How do the US government, NGOs, the agriculture policy community and activists plan to get world leaders to prioritize chronic malnutrition at this year’s G8 Summit? By working together – and here’s a video to prove it. Read more >>

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