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Why Strong Land Rights Advance Food Security

A woman on a cassava farm at Cauca, Colombia. Clear and defined property rights empower farmers to make better economic decisions with their land, avoid land conflicts or illegal land grabs, and enable them to look into long-term resource management and sustainability practices. Photo credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT/CC BY-SA

In order to continue the momentum to make hunger, undernutrition and extreme poverty permanently a thing of our past, we must work with governments to help them develop secure property rights for farmers — both large and small-scale. 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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Helping Feed the Future One (Fortified) Rice Grain at a Time

Aiché and N'Baye Having Dinner

Salif Romano Niang and Mohamed Ali Niang recall their chat with President Obama during his visit to Feed the Future’s Agricultural Technology Marketplace in Senegal. 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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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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Behind the Scenes: Interview w/ Tjada McKenna on Feed the Future’s progress

Tjada McKenna serves as Feed the Future's Deputy Coordinator for Development

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Tjada McKenna, Feed the Future’s Deputy Coordinator for Development, about global hunger and Feed the Future’s progress. Read more >>

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Moving the Dial on Poverty and Hunger: What are Feed the Future’s High-Level Outcome Targets?

Feed the Future Progress Report 2013

The second Feed the Future progress report is out and is generating a lot of buzz about the initiative’s successes last year. 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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Video of the Week: LiveatState on USAID in Africa

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Last week USAID Administrator Shah participated in a LiveAtState virtual press conference where we talked about his trip to Africa with President Obama. Read more >>

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