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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

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Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050. Read more >>

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Who Stole My Cow? Open Data and Praedial Larceny

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Relevant and timely access to data for not only policy makers and data scientists, but also farmers, innovators and other intermediaries, will help create the solutions needed to prevent threats to food security. Read more >>

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Shared Ag Data is a Secured Future for Vulnerable Populations

Innovations in farming creates benefits for everyone in the community. Photo credit: USAID

Ag data provides critical information that help the lives of the primary producers who feed the nation. Read more >>

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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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Kazakhstan: Preserving Asia’s Bread Basket

Bread is the centerpiece of the Central Asian diet. Photo credit: USAID

Changes in the price and availability of wheat can have significant impacts on food security in the five Central Asian Republics and Afghanistan. Read more >>

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Mozambique Turns Potential into Progress through Leadership and Partnership

This boy from rural Senegal isn’t old enough to go to class yet, but he can still enjoy a healthy meal of daharine, a nutritious porridge of rice, chickpeas, and peanut sauce, at a USAID-supported Community Meals program based at the local school. Photo credit: USAID

Last week, I was honored to witness history when Mozambican leaders came together with donor countries, civil society and the private sector to chart a bold path forward to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition. Read more >>

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Outcomes are Nice, But What About Measuring Them?

Cambodian woman and man with irrigation drip-kits. Photo credit: WLE

The main lesson that we have learned is that outcomes take time to generate, are iterative and not linear. There are not magic bullet solutions in getting to outcomes.

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Photo of the Week: Developing Global Partnerships for Development

Ruth Kamula, a community-based seed producer in Kiboko, Kenya

One of the ways USAID is working to meet the Millennium Development Goals is through its Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project.

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African Nations Lead the Way on Country-owned Development

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

There’s no reason African countries can’t achieve greater growth in the agriculture sector to lift their people out of poverty and contribute to global food security.

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