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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 at UNGA 2013: Day Two

MDG Countdown 2013

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

Smallholder farmers with their harvest - sweet potatoes. Photo by Fintrac Inc.

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of July 22, 2013. Read more >>

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Sharing Agricultural Success with President Obama

Nimna Diayaté showed President Obama how technology helps her corn growers federation in Senegal. Photo credit: Zach Taylor, USAID

A woman farmer from rural Senegal shares her story of meeting President Obama and the success of a federation that last year produced 13,000 tons of corns on 5,000 hectares of land to feed their families. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: POTUS and Administrator Shah at Agriculture Technology Marketplace in Senegal

POTUS & Administrator Shah in Africa

POTUS & Administrator Shah tour the Feed the Future agricultural technology marketplace during trip to Africa. 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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Video of the Week: President Obama Speaks on Food Security

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During his trip to Africa, President Obama spoke about the need to confront chronic hunger, making a plea for long-term food security. 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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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines: Spotlight on Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in 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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