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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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From Addis Ababa: A Power[ful] Africa Message

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast (center) discuss renewable energy technologies with Daniel Gizaw, CEO and President of dVentus Technologies during a visit to the company's facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Daniel Mesfin, U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

Gizaw, an Ethiopian-American, is fascinating realization of the American Dream. A graduate of the University of Gdansk in Poland, Daniel was able to transfer to the University of Wisconsin and work on his PhD there.

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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

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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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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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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. 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 22, 2013. Read more >>

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The Moment is Now: Modernizing Food Assistance

n President Barak Obama's Budget, the food aid reform proposal envisions a more efficient, effective, and timely program that will reach 4 million more hungry people each year.  Photo Credit: USAID

The Food Aid Reform proposal is a re-commitment to USAID food assistance with greater efficiency and effectiveness.

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2014 Budget Affirms Commitment to End Extreme Poverty and Strengthen Reforms

Chuck Cooper serves as assistant administrator in Legislative & Public Affairs

Under the President’s budget, USAID will continue to strengthen our reform efforts. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: President Obama Visits West Bank

Pres. Obama meets girls in West Bank Gaza

On March 21, President Barack Obama returned to West Bank to deliver remarks to the Palestinian people. Read more >>

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