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Young Communicators Promote Climate Change Awareness

High schoolers in Samana, Dominican Republic learn about climate change so they can help educate others in their community, in a USAID mission funded adaptation project. Photo credit: Nora Ferm, USAID

Climate change is impacting life in the Dominican Republic. Read more >>

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Working Together to Feed the World and Protect the Planet

Farmers in Boti, a small community in the Eastern region of Ghana, take small tree seedlings to their farm to plant. The trees will provide soil stability, increase water quality, and provide a habitat for beekeeping. Photo credit: Kyndra Eide, Peace Corps

The first Earth Day celebration, 43 years ago, began a movement to create awareness about the need to protect the world’s natural resources so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Read more >>

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Mozambique Turns Potential into Progress through Leadership and Partnership

This boy from rural Senegal isn’t old enough to go to class yet, but he can still enjoy a healthy meal of daharine, a nutritious porridge of rice, chickpeas, and peanut sauce, at a USAID-supported Community Meals program based at the local school. Photo credit: USAID

Last week, I was honored to witness history when Mozambican leaders came together with donor countries, civil society and the private sector to chart a bold path forward to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition. Read more >>

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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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Meeting the President’s Challenge to End Extreme Poverty

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

We are advancing President Obama’s critical agenda to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty through Feed the Future, the President’s signature global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Flower Power: How Your Valentine’s Day Bouquet is Helping Fight Poverty

These bouquets were made from Kenyan smallholder flowers that are now sold in ASDA grocery stores in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: Fintrac Inc.

Besides showing your special Valentine that you care, flowers are also an important commodity that is changing the lives of Kenyan farmers and improving their food security. Read more >>

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Feed The Future Initiative In Tanzania – A Sustainable Agricultural And Food Security Approach

On the highest mountain in Africa one finds climbers attempting to conquer Kilimanjaro, as well as those who live in high-altitude villages struggling daily to grow food to feed their families. Small holder farmers use basic hand tools to work the land and have only a gambler’s chance of getting the adequate rain and sun […]

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Haitian Farmers Seeing Sprouts of Success

Cherilien raised a potato into the sunlight for a gathering crowd of Haitian farmers and visitors to see. Cherilien explained that he normally produces 110 pounds of potatoes each year, but this year he produced 440 pounds. Cherilien disappeared into the group of farmers as another Haitian farmer, Marisette, chimed in, “We used to not […]

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