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Meet the Experts: New Fellow Helps Feed the Future Apply Lessons Learned in Scaling Health Care Innovations to Agriculture

Smallholder farmer agricultural technologies, like irrigation, increase production and productivity of crops, like bananas in Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Bill Wamisley

Meet Jon Colton, a new Jefferson Science Fellow with USAID, who will support the Feed the Future initiative’s work to scale up promising technologies that help smallholder farmers improve global food security. Read more >>

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa

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In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview blog series, we chat with Dr. Andrew Hoell on dryness conditions in East Africa and the impact of climate change on food and water security. Read more >>

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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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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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Photo of the Week: Securing Water for Food

Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development

Our Photo of the Week features the new USAID and Sida program “Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.” Read more >>

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No Longer Just Food: Communities Create Assets to Build Food Security in South Sudan

Woman in South Sudan. Photo credit: USAID

U.S. government food assistance programs are providing vital timely assistance to food insecure South Sudanese. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: AID in Action: Delivering on Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Driving human progress is at the core of USAID’s mission, but what do development results look like? 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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FrontLines Releases Special Issue on USAID Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines for a special issue reviewing 20 projects the Agency counts among its most successful. Here are the first five. 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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