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First Time Loans Give Grassroots Farmers a Chance to Grow

Carlos Sigue, an agribusiness owner in Mozambique, with his 15-hectare plot where he grows several vegetables, including potatoes, cabbage, and cucumbers. / Scott Haller, USAID

USAID Mozambique and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency are helping to get needed funds into the hands of entrepreneurs so they can grow their businesses.

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Healing Plants to Feed a Nation

High res photo Miriam Otipa

Miriam Otipa was the first women in her village in Kenya to earn a science degree. She wanted to do more to ease farmers’ suffering and is now providing solutions to plant diseases.

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Olive Oil of Hope

Muhammad Shouly is an olive farmer who tripled his harvest after learning about supplementary irrigation techniques through the Olive Oil Without Borders project. / Lubna Rifi, USAID

They say money doesn’t grow on trees. But how about peace? The USAID project Olive Oil Without Borders is boosting economic cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli olive farmers.

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Water, Food and Extreme Poverty

A farmer ploughs his field in a village in West Bengal, India. The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development is helping harness ideas that have the potential to enable developing world farmers to grow more food with less water, or to make more water available for agriculture.

USAID is harnessing the power of innovation to address one of the most pressing challenges in the developing world — securing water for food. Learn more about the most exciting ideas we’ve received!

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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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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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Planting the Seeds of Sustainability in South Sudan

A farmer inspects his crops. Photo credit: Sait Mboob

Small sums can generate big returns—in this case for both South Sudanese farmers and USAID. Read more >>

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Doubling Incomes and Impact in Cambodia

Deputy Assistant Administrator Greg Beck examines plants in a traditional garden along with director of USAID’s Cambodia HARVEST project, Dennis Lesnick, at Mrs. Koy Muot’s garden in Veal village, Cambodia. The traditional portion of the garden, which is underperforming, was later compared to the garden where she utilized techniques she learned in seedling transplanting, trellising, and fertilizing to increase her garden’s yields. The new methods doubled her income from the simple household garden from $30 to $66 with the harvest. This income helped purchase school books and clothes for the householder’s grandson, and seeds for her next garden. Photo credit: Suzana Sorinchan/USAID

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia discusses the growth he’s seen in Cambodia under President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative. Read more >>

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Certificates to Irrigated Land Increase Resilience among Ethiopian Pastoralists

Ato Abdela displays the kaartaa certifying his, along with his wife's, rights to their parcel of land in Oromia, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Gregory Myers, USAID

Entrepreneurial pastoralists in Ethiopia are investing not only in built capital but also in natural capital. Read more >>

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From the Field in Georgia: Collaboration Bears Fruit for Georgian Farmers

Revaz Kokobinadze in his orchard. Kokobinadze is one of the more than 1,000 farmers who will benefit from USAID supported interest-free loans. Photo credit: Deloitte/USAID Economic Prosperity Initiative

USAID has helped establish 50 farmer groups for Georgia’s two leading agricultural exports — mandarins and hazelnuts. Read more >>

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