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SMART Training Enables Egyptian Woman to Educate Community on Nutrition, Healthy Behaviors

Gaz Mohamed, third from the left (in red scarf), attending the CHW training. Photo credit: MCHIP.

USAID-funded SMART project focuses on improving maternal and neonatal health and nutrition, and works through community development associations in Upper and Lower Egypt. Read more >>

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Filling the Bellies of Hungry Kids

Julia Gibson is a member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good. Photo credit: Julia Gibson

A Mom Blogger for Social Good discusses how USAID’s Feed the Future program is helping teach women how to provide healthier food for themselves and their families. 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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Innovation That’s Making a Difference: Integrated Pest Management in South Asia

Marty McVey learns more about the IPM Innovation Lab's work in tomato grafting with Rangaswamy Muniappan of Virginia Tech. Photo credit: Marty McVey

Hon. Marty McVey, member of USAID’s Board for International Food and Agricultural Development visited food security projects in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Read more >>

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USAID Helps Palestinian Olive Farmers Improve Harvests of “Liquid Gold”

During my recent visit to Jenin, in the northern West Bank, I had the chance to visit the Canaan Fair Trade Company. With USAID assistance, Canaan is helping Palestinian growers increase their yields and tap into the rapidly growing global market in organic, fair trade products. The projects I saw showed how relatively modest investments […]

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Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food

For several years, aid organizations have used Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the community-based treatment of severe malnutrition. The product’s effectiveness has been called nothing short of miraculous as emaciated children were nursed back to life in their own homes using this nutrient-dense, highly fortified paste. Instead of children being hospitalized for several weeks, RUTF […]

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Making the Grade: U.S. Government Progress in Global Agricultural Development

Originally posted on DipNote, the official blog of the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Ertharin Cousin serves as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. I am inspired by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ gathering of America’s most committed leaders from several professions to focus on global agriculture and food […]

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Food Voucher Program Will Assist Sudanese Families

Food aid being distributed in Darfur, Sudan, earlier this year.  Photo:  Rebecca Dobbins/USAID

In 2010, USAID has provided food aid to 6.1 million food-insecure people in Sudan. Read more >>

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