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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.
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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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Video of the Week: Improved Potato Farming Yields Results in Bangladesh

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Farmers in Bangladesh have increased their potato production by 800% through new technology, knowledge and markets. 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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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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USAID-World Bank Study Explores Viability of Integrated Farming in South Darfur

USAID, the World Bank, and the South Darfur Ministry of Agriculture and Forests held a workshop in Khartoum June 26 to discuss the new report, Rehabilitation of Gum Arabic Ecosystems in South Darfur, which examines the role of farming systems that integrate gum arabic, livestock, and food grains as a viable option in South Darfur […]

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