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Photo of the Week: USAID Launches Water Strategy

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The U.S. Government’s first Water and Development strategy has health and food security as priorities, highlighting the critical role of water in saving lives. Read more >>

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Food Voucher Program Gives Palestinian Families Choices and Supports the Local Economy

Thanks to the USAID/WFP voucher card system, families can purchase the basic foods they need most. Photo credit: WFP/Quique Kierszenbaum

A food assistance voucher program in West Bank provides more than food to Palestinian families.

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Harvest, Meet Market: How a New Fund Will Accelerate Agricultural Infrastructure in Africa

USAID, the African Development Bank, and the Government of Sweden launch Agriculture Fast Track Fund for infrastructure projects in Africa. Photo credit: USAID

This week, with AfDB and the Government of Sweden, we launched a first-of-its-kind effort to encourage private sector investment in agricultural infrastructure projects to advance food security in Sub-Saharan 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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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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Administrator Testifies on FY 2014 Budget Request

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With the completion of Administrator Shah’s final congressional hearing on the FY 2014 President’s Budget Request for USAID, I want to highlight that this budget reflects the development priorities of this Administration while making difficult tradeoffs due to the constrained budget realities.

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Full Speed Ahead for Open Ag Data

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Last week, hundreds of innovators gathered at the World Bank IFC Center to brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

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A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 29, 2013. 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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NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone

Researchers in Uganda plant seeds in the first ever confined field trials of genetically engineered rice in Africa. Photo Credit: Jimmy Lamo, NACRRI

Feed the Future partners from U.S. and international research communities and the private sector have teamed up to apply these tools to common challenges faced by millions of rice farmers throughout Africa. Read more >>

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